Challenges Used To Grow Us

There are times when we go thru trials and tribulations. We don’t always know the “why”. For the last 5 years, I have been dealing with a situation that causes me distress. It rises up unexpectedly. It throws me off my stability. It shakes me up. It makes me want to yell and scream. It makes me want to cry. There is no end in sight. I am not the only one involved and that is why there is no end in sight. There are no easy answers and I cannot walk away.

Today I was reading a blog and when I got to the end, I found pearls of wisdom that brought me comfort and understanding. Maybe this will help you too.

The following excerpt was taken from this blog: Learn, Integrate, Grow

Most of the work will be joyous because you are building on your internal gifts God has bestowed upon you. Yet some of the work will be outside of your giftedness. In which case, it may be a challenge and burden. However, because you know you are being prepared for eternity, you accept the task at hand as part of the learning curve. Before you know it, you have mastered the lesson at hand and moved on to the next assignment. One day you will look back and realize your current success was due to the lessons learned during that ordeal. 

God wastes nothing. In every situation you encounter, God is producing something in you which will eventually bloom and become known to you. You may have to wait years before you realize what the lesson was all about, or maybe even when you cross over into the next age, as hindsight is always 20/20. 

But as Revelation reveals, God has made us to be priests (to minister) and to reign (leaders) in his eternal Kingdom. “Have made them” means God is currently training and preparing us for these roles. Or as I stated in the first sentence, life is a learning process preparing you & I for an eternal position in God’s family business – HIS Kingdom.    

So, accept every day as a new day to learn something new, find ways to integrate the lessons into your daily life, and watch how the Holy Spirit manifests HIMSELF in you laying the foundation and growing HIS fruit through you. There is more going on than you and I realize each and every moment. Grasp at what you can and watch what and how God produces one of HIS masterpieces in you and in others. 

Rooting For You in Christ! 

Dr. Mike 

I hope this will bring you peace as well.

“Dear brothers, is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy, for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. So let it grow, and don’t try to squirm out of your problems. For when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete” (James 1:2-4 TLB).

Until Next Time~
Blessings, Kate


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  1. Recently I heard a pastor say that faith is stepping out and praising God before He gives you an explanation (and He may not)–“it doesn’t take faith, if you have the explanation”.

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  2. Kate, this post touches close to home. A dear family member has been enduring growing darkness, but through God’s mercy and love there is a grace-filled opportunity to receive treatment. Blessings to you!


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