Now, neither my wife nor I have suffered even a smidge from these rebuffs, but I am reminded that it is both natural and healthy for Christians to suffer in this world. That may seem odd, but I see it as an enduring aspect of Christianity’s life in this world. Just look at what Jesus said.
I read somewhere that Christians should be “called” but not “driven”. We are to be continent (Philippians 4:11), we are “… to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you,” (1 Thessalonians 4:11 NIV) I firmly believe these truths but they have always been a challenge for me.