Obedience is often uncomfortable


No one has ever done anything extraordinary while staying perfectly comfortable. No one has ever changed or grown that way either.

If we had a box out of which we could choose the things that happened in our lives we would never choose the ones that were difficult or stretching. We’re geared to avoid pain at all costs.

Faith is uncomfortable, trust is uncomfortable, growth is uncomfortable, following God into your calling is uncomfortable. Loving when it’s hard, giving when it hurts, disciplining ourselves when we’d rather give into our flesh, all uncomfortable.

If we measure everything by whether it feels good to us we won’t get very far. But we walk by faith not feelings.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4 #walkingreflections

Ashley JacksonComment