Tension refers to being "stretched tight". Obviously, when things are overly stretched, they may break and that could be bad. However, some things in our lives need to be stretched in order to allow room for growth or to grow themselves. Tension in life is not only inevitable in certain areas but necessary for growth to occur in other areas. We should not avoid tension in every aspect in life but instead we must recognize when tension is beneficial to us and then embrace the tension. Often times, life puts us in a situation where we are stretched and forced to respond to that tension and that is how we reach our full potential.