If I ask you, “What do you want out of life?” and you say something like, “I want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like,” it’s so ubiquitous that it doesn’t even mean anything. What’s more interesting to me is what pain do you want?
Not a Christian article, but I think it directly refers to us, in a greater aspect. The thing we desire is not a great family and a job, but… to love God and be in his presence… for eternity.
**preaching to myself**
Christians should be known as the most ambitious people, because we want the best thing, not just the good things. Thus, we should be willing to suffer the most, because “everything good comes at a price.”
Choose how you are willing to suffer.
Because that’s the hard question that matters. Pleasure is an easy question. And pretty much all of us have the same answer.
The more interesting question is the pain. What is the pain that you want to sustain?
That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day. -2 Timothy 1:12