...but He always does prepare us to meet those challenges when we get there. Often in ways that we can't possibly appreciate until we have overcome them.
Am I speaking of my having bipolar disorder and how I am now writing about it on this blog? Somewhat, yes. But in looking back over my life, I now see that there have been many such challenges.
Would I have allowed myself to be confronted with them, had I known of them in advance?
In all honestly... maybe not. I'm not sure that I would have. I know that I wouldn't have endured the bipolar had I know what it would cost me.
I might write about this also: how in retrospect I see that God was moving me, was guiding my path until I was in a place He desired for me to be, irrespective of my own desires.
I may not have liked it. But, He did equip me for when I was brought to that place. To all of those places.
And knowing that and being thankful for that now, is something that I do plan to draw strength from during whatever other challenges He might set before me.