I have a lot of excitement in my life. I used to call it tension, but I feel much better now that I call it excitement. (Madeleine Costigan, event coordinator and business counselor)
Most of us avoid tension as much as possible. We don’t like to be torn between two or more options when neither is preferable. Yet, as Costigan suggests, if we look at the tension as an exciting opportunity, perhaps we will find it easier to bear. Conflict, trials, and testings can cause us to think and plan carefully, making choices that may open up exciting prospects.
You know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything (James 1:3-4).