We all want growth in our Christian walks.
We read books, attend seminars, join support groups, and lift up change-oriented prayers as a large percentage of our requests to God.
But, it seems there is a type of growth none of us aspire to gain.
In fact, if you are like me, we seek to avoid it.
Romans 5:3-4 says, “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,”
Paul links suffering and endurance to character growth.
I doubt we will see a touring seminar or conference based on this premise in the future.
“Come to the Exponential Growth Seminar! We will make your life miserable, inflicting all kinds of hardship and difficulty on you for the purpose of sparking change! Register now for the early bird discount!”