The Surprising Similarities Between Pleasure and Pain…and the One Critical Difference

Pleasure and pain are very similar.

Both are temporary. Both are memorable. They make up the highlights of our lives.

But when you live life only seeking pleasure and avoiding pain, the effects are lasting.

I heard a great quote recently from Dave DeSelm, a pastor in Fort Wayne, IN. He said:

Pleasure is temporary, but the wounds from it can last a lifetime.

Eric Thomas often says that:

Pain is temporary, but on the other side of it is a reward. If you quit, however, the pain lasts a lifetime.

It may seem more fun today to seek pleasure, but you will miss a day of being obedient to your calling.

Don’t miss a day of going after your dreams or being obedient to your calling.