The Un-Depraved Act of Choosing Pain
As strange as it sounds, we’ll never find the life God wants for us by avoiding pain. The life of spiritual
liberty comes instead by choosing to do right, regardless of the pain. Choosing to do right is no indication of
having done wrong; rather, it is, in fact, the expression of a right response to a wrong.
Even pain has its place. Without the resistance of a barbell, a muscle stays flabby. Without the resistance
of gravity, a car can't speed along the ground or, for that matter, stop. In the same way, only by facing the
resistance in our lives can we grow and move forward.
Many people never see God working in their