I am not great at parking anymore. It never was my strong suit but now I do think about where I am going to park when I am making my plans. Someone posted on Twitter the other day about how true friends know not to invite her if there is parallel parking involved. (I’d disagree- offer to drive me!) I never was able to parallel park but I used to park in tighter spaces and not worry so much about how I was going to leave once the event was over. Now I do. Why? Because I moved to a less populated area where I didn’t have to fight for parking. There were always options to park further away and in less challenging places. And then, I realized that I’ve become weaker at something instead of stronger.
I don’t want to be uncomfortable. Most people don’t. Most people don’t routinely choose challenge, lack, or pain. Parking isn’t necessarily painful, but for me, it’s uncomfortable, and it’s something I have chosen to avoid. Therefore, I’m weaker in an area where I should have instead been growing.
The question I’ve got to ask myself about my Christian walk is, what uncomfortable, challenging situation or circumstance am I avoiding in an area where I know God wants to grow me? Where does He want to make me stronger but I’ve dodged Him and those uncomfortable situations at every turn? I’m not talking about pursuing the hardest thing for the sake of pursuing the hardest thing. God’s not going to love you more for doing the hardest thing. But sometimes we know He is calling us to something and we avoid it. See what God wants you to do today.
Romans 15:4 “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.”
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