Spiritual Toughness and Toilet Paper

There is an individual in my house who insists upon putting the toilet paper roll on backwards. This particular positioning of the roll is more difficult to get toilet paper from. I was recently struggling to get me some wipes when I verbalized my frustration, “Oh, come on. Just give me some stupid toilet paper” I said while smacking the toilet paper roll.

Yes, I got mad at toilet paper.

What makes this particularly odd is that right before this I was reading Oswald Chambers on spiritual toughness. Dealing with trials in a faithful way. He says,

“Rise to the occasion; do the thing. It does not matter how it hurts as long as it gives God the chance to manifest Him self in your mortal flesh. May God not find the whine in us any more, but may He find us full of spiritual pluck and athleticism, ready to face anything He brings. We have to exercise ourselves in order that the Son of God may be manifested in our mortal flesh.”

Don’t ya hate how you read or hear spiritual things and you’re like, “Oh, wow, that’s so true. I need to make some changes” and then during the very next thing you face you completely deny what you were so moved by mere minutes ago?

Life is annoying that way. But alas, here we are. Rise to the occasion. You are in Christ and therefore equipped to overcome problems with toilet paper.

2 thoughts on “Spiritual Toughness and Toilet Paper”

  1. perhaps you need to do more theological reading! Or perhaps I should be more refined. One or the other.

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