Sunshine’s Word of the Day
Good morning! Happy Friday! Praise God for watching over everyone during this week! Take time to give God praise for being God!
Word of the day: Pain
Pain is defined as physical suffering or distress, as due to injury, illness, etc. It is also a distressing sensation in a particular part of the body such as a back pain. Pain is not limited to physical but can also be mental or emotional suffering or torment.
Pain is something that is necessary in life. Though we don’t like to experience it, we must learn to appreciate that it helps produce character, moves us into a deeper relationship with Christ, allows us to enhance our testimony and so much more.
I’ve been reflecting on my personal life lately and how I’ve been creating new habits to become a spiritually and physically healthier “me”. I’ve been waking up at 5:00a.m. in the morning to meet God for some quiet time, then I exercise each morning and prepare for my work day. Let me tell you, I have experienced some pain. There are times when I don’t want to get up that early (especially since I don’t have to be at work until 8:00a.m.), but I know it’s necessary for me to grow spiritually. I’m not speaking for anyone else, but I need to seek God early in the morning. There are times when I exercise and it hurts, I mean it’s physically excruciating and the pain makes me want to quit. Sometimes I want to give up, but God reminds me that the pain is necessary in order for me to change and get the results that I desire.
This is also true in the spiritual. When you desire to change and grow spiritually you will go through some pain and you may want to give up and quit, but you have to endure. God never promised that this life would be easy. He told us that our days are numbered and full of trouble. In order to get better and reach your desired or shall I say God’s desired state for your life you have to endure the pain.
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