The Bumps Are What You Climb On
I think it’s safe to say life isn’t easy for most of us. We all go through various trials, whether it’s our relationships, our finances, our health, or something else. No one has the perfect life.
I tend to think of life as a path we travel. We have multiple goals, and the steps we take to achieve these take time. There are often unexpected twists, turns, and bumps along the way. Whatever bumps you encounter, you likely have feelings like turning back, or taking an easier path to get there, or even giving up altogether.
Warren Wiersbe writes in his book, The Bumps Are What You Climb On, “You can’t understand . . . why God doesn’t remove the stones and straighten the path. If God did that, you might never get to the top, because the bumps are what you can climb on.”
When I read this, it made me pause. Is there something I can learn from the tough stuff? If God wants me to grow and change, how so? Hmm. It changes what I pray for.
How about you? Do you struggle with things you’d rather God just take away? What do you think of Wiersbe’s idea that God puts the bumps in your life to make you grow as you climb over them?
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.