So I’m getting my teeth cleaned and the hygienist says, “Sorry I’m having to be assertive.” I mumble back, “It’s okay; I’m not feeling any pain.” To which she says, “Then I’m not doing my job.” Wait, you mean there’s supposed to be pain? Yes, in many areas of life, pain means growth. When was the last time you read God’s word and let it step on your toes? Or made yourself attend a parenting or marriage or relationship conference? Or walked into a church without knowing anyone? No pain, no gain.