SACRIFICE through trials equips us to be perfect, mature, complete and not lacking of anything.
Our goal is to no longer be children [having spiritual tantrums, refusing to understand or obey God’s word and only wanting our own way] when we have trials in our daily lives, “being tossed here & there” like a pendulum), but we have to grow in all aspects of ourselves into God, and be spiritually mature.
Changing the way we think according to His word will produce and reflect the Christlikeness in us. It transforms us to be a new person.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Romans 12:2 NIV