“And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” -Haruki Murakami
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.
When I'm feeling tension or pain, I am training myself to in that moment ask myself "what is this teaching you? what are you here to learn?" Then the pain becomes the good kind - the kind that makes your muscles stronger or boosts stamina, instead of the kind that brings you down and tears you apart.