God Isn’t an Enabler, so Don’t be Surprised when Things are Uncomfortable
God isn’t an enabler.
Yes, He gives us free will to make our own good or bad decisions..
But He also lives inside of us, guides us and counsels us. He gives us insight into what we are called to do.
Sometimes people wonder why God is making life so difficult.
Why isn’t life just content and comfortable?
Perhaps it’s because God not only can see what’s unhealthy in our life (things that we often don’t see), but He also knows what we need to stretch and grow.
He isn’t going to enable the things that don’t bring Him glory.
Therefore.. we shouldn’t be shocked when life is uncomfortable.
Sometimes it’s discomfort that forces us to change and transform.
I’m not saying God curses us or puts terrible things in our life.. He is a good Father and loves us so much.
In fact, He loves us SO much.. that He won’t leave us the way we are.
He won’t enable us.
He didn’t create us to stagnant.
He wants us to grow, to be more like Him.
Growth comes with growing pains, so we can expect to be uncomfortable.
But you know what else we can expect?
A new heart that’s more like Christ’s.
A new sense of strength because know we can rely on God and get through anything.
A new perspective on what this life is really about.
God doesn’t enable the parts of us that need to change and sometimes that means life is going to hurt a bit.
But He alone sees our potential.
He alone works for our good in all things.
He alone knows who we were created to be.
He alone will take our discomfort and turn it into growth and redemption.
He’s amazing like that.
So if you are struggling right now, remember that God may be using this to mold you into the person He knows you can be.
He won’t enable what doesn’t bring Him glory...
But He will change us to who we were created to be.
~Kelli Bachara, The Unraveling Blog