Growth Through Challenge

“….. because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5: 3-4

 

“Life is hard, but it’s not all in vain. Challenges can become opportunities for growth if we embrace them rather than try to escape them. Everything in the Bible suggests we are to persevere and be overcomers, not be overcome with hopelessness. Going through the trial is difficult, but we are called to use it as a time of training through which we should grow stronger. How much damage are we doing by helping people exist in resigned complacency, rather than encouraging them on to victory? If we don’t help them strengthen themselves and clear the path before them, don’t we ultimately disable rather than heal them? Troubles can achieve divine purposes is we allow them to. Is the plan for God’s transforming work being sabotaged by well-intentioned do-gooders?” from Redemptive Compassion by Lois M. Tupyi

 

What do you think?

 

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