How mature are you as a leader (Rom 5:1-5)? If you are running from tribulation, you may be running from the people God wants you to reach. Afflictions are God’s method of developing patience in you. You might not like it at the time, but God’s timetable is different from yours. Get used to it. Embrace it. Anticipate it. Dare to love it.
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