Ever feel like life just keeps throwing curve balls at you? If it’s not one thing it’s another. So many things are going wrong simultaneously. This is a great opportunity for a perspective shift. Many of these trials are actually being used to train you. You’re being trained to be the best version of yourself. When money is tight, know that you are being trained to budget your funds wisely. When you have a naysayer that is always critical of you, know that you are being trained to pursue peace with even the most difficult people. When your boss is always micromanaging you, just know that you are cultivating a better work ethic. Sometimes your circumstance doesn’t change because you are becoming better by enduring the process. In the moment it feels unbearable, but it’s just making you better. No process is enjoyable while your in it, but in the end you reap the benefits of the pressure. So I said all of this to say:
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
James 1:2-4 NIV