Life Without Pain is Miserable

discomfort“What in the world are you talking about?” Before you stop reading, let me explain.
A few days ago the index finger on my right hand started hurting. I didn’t have a clue how it happened, but a tiny splinter of wood entered the last digit. After seeing it through a magnifying glass I was eventually able to get it out.
We live in a fallen world where some of the information that makes its way to our brains lines up with the truth and some of it doesn’t. The lies, if allowed to remain, will lead to behaviors (aka sin) that will bring great discomfort to our lives.
Once we start to feel the pain from our bad choices, we have a choice to make. We can either deal with it by allowing the Holy Spirit to use our biblical tools (i.e. Set Free Nowww) to remove the lie causing the discomfort or we can ignore the pain and continue to experience the negative side effects of sin (i.e. guilt, shame, ruined relationships, etc.)
All lies will eventually cause pain. It doesn’t matter whether they are big or small, or how or who put them there. The issue is will the pain drive me to hear Jesus on how to stop it? If I didn’t feel pain I wouldn’t have known about the splinter, which if left in could have meant the loss of that digit.
Life without pain would just be plain miserable. Though we don’t seek the consequences of our bad choices, we can use them to allow the Spirit to draw us closer to the One who has the good stuff we seek – Jesus.
Set Free Now“W”w

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