Being challenged is a good thing since it helps us to clarify and deepen our convictions.
Matthew 22: 34 – 40
The Pharisees wanted to disconcert Jesus, so one of them asked Him, “Which is the greatest commandment of the Law?” And Jesus replied, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind… and You must love your neighbour as yourself”.
There was no doubt, Jesus was challenged. Being challenged is a good thing since it helps us to clarify and deepen our convictions. Of course, Jesus did not need to clarify or deepen His convictions about God, but we do.
Challenge helps us to deepen our understanding since it compels us to dig deeper and investigate further what we believe and adhere to. It helps us to strengthen our convictions since it makes us focus on the essentials and articulate our beliefs. It helps us to deepen our relationship with God since it causes us to examine more closely where we stand. And of course, it provides a powerful witness to others. Being challenged is more of an opportunity than a nuisance.