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The tough times of life are often some of the most instructional times. They provide incredible opportunities for learning and growing. There’s nothing like hard times to show us what is in us. There’s nothing like trials and pain to show us the cracks in our character. These situations can give us insight into the parts of our lives that desperately need attention.
One of the best things you can do when challenges come your way is to do some self-inspection. Ask God to help you see the areas of your life that need to change. Jesus gives us an insight of the kind of things that live inside us in Mark 7:21-23 (TLB) “For from within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts of lust, theft, murder, adultery, wanting what belongs to others, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, pride, and all other folly. All these vile things come from within; they are what pollute you and make you unfit for God.”
God allows us to go through certain things in life so that what’s lurking within us can become obvious to us, not to shame us, but to help us to address them and be delivered from them. Don’t waste your painful moments. Look within, gain insight and grow!