Friday, July 13, 2012
Princess Morag reacquainted herself today with one of her old favourite tv programmes - Deal or No Deal. In today's episode the contestant settled for a low/mid-range winning sum, but she could have had the top prize if she'd kept playing! It is quite likely that many people do this in life. Princess Morag is musing over the fact that in order to receive BIG blessings, not only does one need courage, but also the ability to handle the discomfort of doubt. Faith can only grow by being tested, but that process of being tested is uncomfortable, it involves risk taking and facing the possibility of failure. Even if the rewards are great, like on the tv show, sometimes we just can't face the short-term suffering of our mental and physical battle with fear - what if the worst happens? But what if the best was going to happen if we hadn't short changed ourselves?
"Therefore we do not lose heart...For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all" 2Cor4.16-18 (NIV)