LIFE IS NOT ABOUT COMFORT.
…Those who don’t want to supply what life demands suffer the consequences. If you don’t want to change, you are left in the back. If you don’t want to change, you are kicked out of the technological age. If you don’t like to change, you become obsolete. You are not able to live in a fast changing world. Life demands change.
Some people tell me, oh I don’t like change. I tell them, I don’t care, life demands it. If you want to live life and embrace it you have to change. It is not about what you like, it is about what life demands. It is the demand of life and you must supply it.
3. LIFE DEMANDS DISCOMFORT AND PAIN
Everybody loves comfort, but that is an illusion my friends. Life rather demands discomfort. That is the truth. What the advertisements are telling us on TV is not the truth. Life is not about comfort. God is not sitting in heaven thinking about how to make you comfortable. Your comfort might actually be His least concern. From my experience with God, and what I read from His Holy Book. I sometimes think that He is more interested in our discomfort than in our comfort.
“Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” ― William Goldman.
This runs contrary to what most people will tell you, if you ask them about their greatest desires in life. Most people desire comfort and pleasure. The reality however, is that in order to make progress in life, we have to embrace discomfort. We must intentionally push ourselves out of our comfort zones, if we are to make any significant progress on this side of life.
Most people that I know who go to church actually go there to twist the arms of God so that He can get all the discomfort away from them. They pray to have less discomfort in life. Some people fast so that they can have less discomfort in life. Some of us read the Bible to quote God’s words back to Him so as to get Him to make us live a discomfort free life. But most of those prayers are left unanswered for some reasons. The reason is not farfetched – God is not interested in your comfort. He is more interested in your purpose.
“Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” ― C.S. Lewis
God is never going to deliver you from all discomfort and pain. Then that would not be life, that would be heaven. God only promised that in heaven, not on earth. Life demands something else, discomfort and pain. Those who hear this solemn call of life and respond with the corresponding supply receive favor. They receive progress in life. They achieve greatness in life. They win in life. They gain in life and they prosper in life.
So friends, get out of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid of pain. Confront your pains. Let your discomfort and pain push you into something new. Let your pain lead you to creativity. Let your discomfort lead you into inventions. Let the demand of life, lead you into the abundant supplies of life.
4. LIFE DEMANDS GROWTH
Anyone who refuses to grow will remain in the past. It is a demand of life. There is nothing you can do about it. Self-education is the most important thing that can happen to you. There is nothing that can replace self-development. Schools do not replace self-development, certificates can’t replace self-education, degrees can’t replace self-development and diplomas can’t replace self-development. One of the most important gifts that you can give to yourself is the gift of self-education, that is the best way to grow on a constant basis.
“Formal education makes you a living, self-education makes you a legend.” ― Habeeb Akande
To be continued tomorrow with the following points;
- Why people live with regrets.
- Why Life demands some form of death
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja