Suffering for the Right Reasons

A Necessary Pain

It stings when we realize that the trail from our current position to our destiny is riddled with detours, stumbling blocks, and pitfalls. Even with the best navigation system, we are in for quite the trip if we do not faint along our travels with the Lord, and we know it is all working for our good (Rom 8:25). Often, we expect the route to God’s purpose for our existence to be seamless only to find that it is the most jarring experience known to man. The journey is meant to shake the very core of our being until the old us is deceased. Ridding ourselves of the former self is only a part of the story. There are tests along the road which confirm that we are truly committed to the cause of Christ. Some may find that they were more commercial in that they were eager to monetize…

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