Stand Up! You’re Stronger Than You Think.
C.S. Lewis once brilliantly observed, “You find out the strength of a wind by trying to stand against it, not by lying down.”
It’s a powerful reminder that strength is about challenge. How often do we opt for the path of least resistance, never truly testing the mettle of our character or the extent of our capabilities?
Consider the wisdom shared by a renowned mountaineer to a worried mother, fearing for her child’s safety on an expedition. His words resonate deeply: “I cannot promise your son’s safety, but I can assure you, that staying within the confines of comfort risks losing a piece of his soul.“It’s a stark reminder that the challenges we face, the mountains we dare to climb, are not mere obstacles but integral parts of a divine blueprint for our growth.
This concept echoes through the scripture we’ve been exploring, 1 Corinthians 16:13-14, urging us to stand firm in faith, act with courage, and do everything in love.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.(1 Corinthians 16:13-14)