Jesus promised those who would follow him only three things - that they would be absurdly happy, entirely fearless, and always in trouble.
The problem is that I'm not sure if I should attribute the quote to Gregg Levoy or G K Chesterton, but that's not the point of this post.
It's a quote that I really like because it says so much about my life as a Christian.
It's not that I'm an anarchist, or consistently finding myself in trouble. But I have discovered that since becoming Christian, I do often inadvertently find myself in some sort of "trouble".
Whether it's challenging the way things are done because I believe it is going against God's moral law and principles, or simply following God's leading and finding oneself in an environment completely unfamiliar with only God to lean on, I have had my fair share of trouble.
But the beauty of it all is the peace you get with the faith you have.
When you trust that God is there for you, looking out for you, you have a sense of peace and the feeling that you can conquer anything.
And that's when you get the feeling of absurd happiness.
And although fear will still exist, it will not be crippling.