Here is another insightful post from Ian Grimwood. This one is on pain as a catalyst for change. It reminds me of a few things:
- As I realised when my role at World Vision was made redundant, sometimes your life has to be disrupted before you can move forward.
- Richard Rohr says that until we see that our current way of living isn’t working, we will never change (much like Ian’s point that change happens when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of change).
- Pain is a gift. We just need to choose to see it that way. And that’s when we can see the truth of Romans 8:28 in our lives.
- Martin Luther King talked about redemptive suffering. Our suffering is never meaningless, despite it often feeling that way.