Are you in the midst of a struggle right now? Chances you are. Financial, relational, familial…the list goes on and on. Can we just get a break? A little relief? Normally I roll my eyes at the person who talks about a purpose behind our struggle, or that God has a plan, or that I’m going through it for a reason. But against my willfulness or logic, I have learned a great lesson this past year in the benefit of struggle.
Strangely, spoiled brats help me with this problem. Yes, spoiled brats. There is a lesson that we take for granted in the derogating name. After thinking about why I dislike spoiled brats so much, I came to the conclusion that character is formed in the presence of struggle. And the absence of struggle leaves the character under-developed.
So while I hate it, while I even hate saying it, I say there is a blessedness in struggle. It is terrible and beautiful.