Remember, pain is often God’s medicine for curing denial.
Pain is an invitation to change; don’t ignore it.
There is a world of difference between pressing on through your pain (“playing hurt”) or medicating your pain to make it go away and allowing your pain level to be the monitor to help you gauge your progress.
Whether, emotionally, physically, or spiritually, wherever you are feeling pain today ask yourself, “What do I need to change in order for the pain to go away?” And then head in that direction.
One word of caution, however; often heading down the least painful path is not the answer. Like Jesus on the path toward Calvary, the most painful path often leads to the best solution.
But any way you slice it, the ONE THING for today is: Pain is an invitation to change, don’t ignore it, embrace it.
Romans 5:3-5 (NKJV)
3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.