It’s No POTENTIAL for pain, no gain.
The point is, that not all advancement in your life has to have pain. Lots of times, things we expect to be difficult, aren’t…provided we don’t run from the potential difficulty.
In my years of working with people I have seen many people with great gifts and potential who were ( and are) too afraid to face the potential for discomfort, and thus subject themselves to a life of discomfort. Ironic isn’t it?
The price for putting a lamp shade over the possible brightness of your God given bulb is the life of less than you are meant to be. Read the Parable of the Talents sometime…it is so true.
We have to be regularly experiencing the discomfort of POTENTIAL FOR PAIN or we are guaranteeing a waste of our blessings and the continuous struggle of being stuck.
Let me give you a general example that affects a lot of people…worrying about money. They are so fearful about money that they settle for less than they can be, and do, to get a little bit of money…enough to keep them going month to month (barring a major issue) and just enough to perpetuate the issue of worrying about money.
On the other hand, if they take the proactive, growth approach, they will be diligent in stepping out of their comfort zone and doing something that eventually will give them abundance, but of course will have the potential for discomfort. Think about it…its all around.
All you have to do is use your God given gifts, work on them and work with them, and they will allow you to create all kinds of abundance in life…but you have to take your foot off of first base in order to run to second:-)