I used to think that if I tried something and I received resistance, or a push-back against accomplishing what I set out to do, that it was somehow a “sign” that it wasn’t the right thing to do. I think that many of us feel the same way, especially if we set out to on a path that we are not sure is the right one. The road starts to get bumpy and we immediately start to question whether we made the right choice. But one important lesson I’ve learned, especially from my adoption experiences, is that the “rightness” of a decision has little or nothing to do with how difficult the result might be. In fact, I believe that the more difficult the road, the more “right” it really is. In battle, the closer you get to the enemy the more the bullets start whizzing over your head. Head in the wrong direction and you’ll probably find the road pretty easy going. Please be careful when someone tells you “this is an easy way to lose weight”. Chances are the road is not taking where you really want to go. Or, “what you’re doing is really hard, and I think God is telling you that you should stop and try something else.” Standing tall in the face of adversity is a true sign of courage. Don’t give up. When the going gets tough, the tough keep going.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33.