While God doesn’t initiate this pain he does allow it and then turns it around to build you up and prepare you for the greater purposes he has planned. All the events of your life, your parentage, schooling, career, relationships and so on combine together to make you the person you are today. Each step of your journey is a building block that God is using to make you into the temple he chooses to dwell in and which he intends to use for his glory. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to lead you along the journey God has set. While his leading is very much related to the conduct of your everyday life, it has the significance of directing the course of your life, first preparing then leading you into an adventure with him that will see you accomplishing things you never thought were possible.
Are you in the right shape for the journey you are on? Check out the notes for some questions to reflect on.