On the face of it, we know this to be true. If we were asked about it, we would surely respond that God, indeed, is much more interested in our character than our comfort. A no-brainer as they say.
Yet it seems that I live out the opposite response. I tend to think that if I’m not comfortable heading in a certain direction; if I’m not “feeling good” about what I’m doing; if things aren’t going smoothly, then it must not be from God. I must have misunderstood what God was telling me. Otherwise things would be going better.
But the truth is, I most likely was following God’s lead. It’s just that God is more interested in me, than He is in my projects. What happens to me and how it impacts my relationship with Him is the real measure of my day's work; not how comfortable I am.
Or as Pete Wilson put it, “…it’s as much about the person we’re becoming as it is about where we’re going.”