Take for example a stay-at-home mom. They all do housework, i.e. cleaning, cooking, shopping, taking kids to activities, and has to maintain a positive demeanor through it all, many times while being physically ill.
Along with being the most difficult job in the world, leadership also comes with pain. Pain of failure, disappointment, dealing with conflict, dealing with a difficult boss and employees, or children that don’t appreciate all the hard-work done for their sake.
Pain, probably should be a leaders last name.
Jesus, the greatest leader of them all, and the greatest at everything he did, went through a lot of pain. After fasting for 40 days and 40 nights (Matthew 4:1-11), and enduring hunger pangs, he then had to endure the temptations of the devil.
But Jesus preserved and and pushed through the pain. Jesus could have quit his fasting on the tenth day, or while being tempted by the devil he could have taken the easy way out and called on an army of angels to dispose of the devil.
Jesus, didn’t do any of those things. He confronted the pain, he ran through the pain.
Here are four benefits of running through the pain:
1. Running through the pain makes you realize you can accomplish more than you thought you could.
2. Running through the pain brings focus and clarity to your goals.
3. Running through the pain make you grow and develop in your areas of strength and weaknesses.
4. Running through the pain sets you apart from those who quit.
What has been your experience of running through pain, and how have you benefited from it?