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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