The path of least resistance never leads to significance. Never. It leads only to a lesser life. The illusion is that it is a safe life but it is not. It is only lesser. Life is often a struggle either way, so we must learn to “struggle toward.”
No one achieves significance by staying inside their comfort zone, downsizing their dreams, capitulating to lesser goals, avoiding tough conversations, failing to make decisions or being risk adverse.
There will be times you want to give up, give out, give in and just ride it out but that is existing and not living. Life must be more than a gradual descent to death.
The path to significance is challenging in every way, it will stretch you beyond comprehension and will take everything you have to navigate it. It is the opposite of least resistance.
It is also worth it!
Be strong and of good courage today. The climb is tough but the view is incredible!
Rev. Shane L. Bishop has been the Sr. Pastor of Christ Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois since 1997.