Yesterday afternoon, I was watching Sportscenter and coverage of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team came on. The U.S. team won over Brazil in a shoot out. It was an epic win. When it went to commercial…this commercial came on.
Pressure makes us. What an incredible statement. As the day continued, I couldn’t get that phrase out of my mind. For most of us, the opposite is usually true. Pressure breaks us. Pressure breaks our marriages. Pressure breaks down our friendships. Pressure puts distance between our family members and us. We don’t allow pressure to make us; we often allow it to break us.
- What if the pressure you’re feeling in your finances God wants to use to prompt you to trust Him more?
- What if the pressure you’re feeling in your marriage God wants you to leverage to create intimacy not resentment?
- What if the pressure you’re feeling at work is God trying to remind you that while your job is important, it isn’t the most important thing?
- What if the pressure you are feeling to stay pure in your thoughts or in your sexual life is God’s way to help you experience ultimate freedom?
You have a choice today. Pressure will come. It may not come on a soccer field, but you will encounter it today. Will you allow it to make you or break you?
I love the message translation of James 1:2-3, Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors.
Pressure can make you.