I’ve seen some people who coast through life, never changing and who continue to live the exact same quality of life as they have for years. As God’s children, we are not meant to live this way. We are meant to be challenged and pushed to newer heights. We should be excelling in ways unimaginable.

At the sign of pressure

Romans 5:8 says “Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance.” You should not be crushed when pressure comes but rejoice because newer heights are about to be released in your life! As a mother who loves her child, when you see your child struggling with something, you do not immediately jump in and do it for them. You allow them to feel the pressure and try a little harder and a little harder…until they finally get it right. You know that feeling the pressure is necessary to becoming a part of society. Same for our loving Father in heaven, he allows the pressure in order for us to become more Christ-like.

Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” No matter how tight the pressure, God works all things together for our good so next time you are feeling overwhelmed with pressure; choose to trust God and know that He loves you. Know that He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and YOU are in His hands

Next week: Pushing Through the Pressure

Ashley Fordinal is the Children’s Church volunteer at Family Life Church in Sulphur Springs, TX.