Naturally every man is made to dwell in comfort, so it comes not as a surprise when men strive to remain in their comfort zones.
However, Staying in your comfort zone prevents you from realizing amazing potentials in you.
So for us believers, Persecution, hardship and tests must be seen as a great opportunity for us to grow the character of Christ in us. Therefore, We need to thank God so much for tests because they lift us to a much higher level in Him.
I dare say that fear of persecution and tests has limited the church and hence the power of God to the four walls of our sanctuaries. We enjoy the comfort of our churches so much, we forget that Jesus left the comfort of heaven and sacrificed everything to bring His kingdom to us on earth.
Today He is asking us to go into the world and endure all the world can throw at us.
The earth will become ours if we only act as Jesus did in Philippians 2:6-9
“Who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men…”
Yes, we were made to dwell in comfort but at some point, in order to accomplish the work the Lord gives unto you, there must be a shift! That shift comes by way of tests and hardship.
Persecution is part of the Christian lifestyle. Expect it and rejoice in it as you grow into the stature of a mighty man or woman of God!!
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