Welcoming Challenges

“Do not quarrel … with your lot in life.  Do not complain of its never-ceasing cares, its petty environment, the vexations you have to stand, the small and sordid souls you have to live and work with… That is the practice which God appoints you; and it is having its work in making you patient, and humble, and generous, and unselfish, and kind, and courteous.  Do not grudge the hand that is molding the still too shapeless image within you.  It is growing more beautiful though you see it not, and every touch of temptation may add to its perfection.  Therefore keep in the midst of life [and marriage!].  Do not isolate yourself.  Be among [people], and among things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.”

Taken from Henry Drummond’s The Greatest Thing in the World

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