By nature, we seek comfort. We spend most of our life pursing money so that we can have a nice car, beautiful house and all of the tangible items that allow us to achieve a desired quality of life. Throughout the day, we often choose our clothes based on comfort. We choose our food based on comfort. We choose our relationships and leisure time activities and even vices, based on comfort. However, we can all admit that the growth that has occurred in our life that is of most value to us has occurred when we are put in uncomfortable situations. We learn more from failure than success. We are tested by fire and if we choose to persevere, we come out stronger.
Lord, help me to see trials as an opportunity to grow instead of an attack on my comfortable life.