Nobody really likes getting pushed to their limit.
But the rub is this: How you act when pressed is when the “real” you will come out.
This is why Navy Seals do the training that they do.
They want to see how you handle yourself.
How do you handle yourself in the face of pain and suffering – being late to work, children that won’t listen, and maybe an unexpected career change?
I hope it’s an opportunity to show love.
It is recorded that “when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died, he said, ‘Surely this man was the Son of God!’ ” (Mark 15: 39). When they saw how Jesus died, they knew that Jesus was divine, because when you are pushed to your limit, the real you comes out. And what came out of Jesus was a display of love that was absolutely divine.
-Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale, Why Suffering?