Every so often, when things seem to be trundling along, God will go Blam! and He’ll pull me right out of my comfort zone. Know what I mean?

I often find myself running from scary things, Jonah-style. Why would I willingly go into the flame and set myself up for pain? It’s easier to run and hope it doesn’t catch up with me but it always does. Always.

It’s scary being vulnerable. To face the things that I know will hurt me. To have those difficult conversations and sit with awkward feelings.

But God, in His loving wisdom, never fails to steer me back with a good old-fashioned spiritual shake. He brings adversity into my life at just the right moments to break my cycle of pride and self-reliance.

I’ve a lot to learn about leaning into my faith.

Do you run for the hills too? If so, how does God steer you back to where you should be?




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