I have to stop setting myself up for disappointment and failure. Comparing myself to others does this. I “envy” the durable faith of others. I wonder why I have to be put back into the furnace when it seems as if “Sister Somebody” is cleaned of the dross and reflecting our Silversmith’s image. “She had a similar, I mean very similar, situation as mine, but, look at her. Check out her reactions…”
Guess what, I am just practicing, and I will continue practicing until the Coach says I’m done. Coach, (God), had to remind me that I did not see the necessary discipline that “Sister Somebody” endured. Though I may feel as if I’ve learned a lot, fact is, I’ve learned nothing pertaining to the lesson at hand.
“We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” 1 Thessalonians 5:14 NASB