We are hard-wired to avoid pain. From the half second after we’ve touched a hot oven as a child, we live a life doing everything we can do to keep physical and emotional pain at a distance. The problem is, sometimes pain is the answer.
Pain is the great smelling salt of life when it comes to bringing us back to our senses. It snaps us out of the cruise control comas we tend to live in. Whether its physical or emotional, that blood on your lip can truly be a wake up call to center back on what we really matters:
back to depending on the Lord instead of yourself
back to relationships being the priority
back to being proactive rather than reactive.
The pain is coming; will you let it speak?