Don’t Pray For An Easy Life

Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.

It’s impossible to change the world around us but we can change ourselves to be as prepared as possible for what it may throw at us.

Amid hardship, it’s tempting to wish that circumstances were different. We may lament that things are as they are, gaining hoping that fate and fortune will cut us a break. We dream of better times ahead. In a time when the world feels so competitive and cut-throat, such sentiments come instinctively.

We pin our hopes on favorable conditions coming about spontaneously is likely to lead to disappointment.

A healthier response might be to accept difficulty as an inevitable part of life. And to prepare for it and to lean into it when it comes.

When you. Accept that challenging conditions, interference from adversaries and unforeseen misfortunes occur will frequently in life.

Once you resign yourself to the fact that bad things happen to good people and stop living in futile hope for something better, you can focus instead on building the strength and resilience to take it in stride.

We might question whether praying for strength or working to develop it might be the best course of action the sentiment remains the same either way.

Many, many years I wasted time hoping, wishing and waiting, for things to get be better. Then I realized that nothing was going to get better if I changed my perspective.

I began praying and asking God to show me what I needed to do with these trials. And what was the lesson to be learned?

James 1:12 says. “Blessed is the man (woman) who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of (eternal) life, which God has promised to those who love Him.

John 16:33 says. “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the World,

Every time I am dealing with trials or tribulations in my life I always ask the Lord. What do you want to teach me, through this? I stay focused on the lesson that I need to learn through every test He puts before me.

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