As a kid, I hated getting a spanking. But it’s amazing what a little pain can do to help shape character. It isn’t how much pain you can endure. It’s learning that actions sometimes have painful consequences. A small amount of pain administered with love can preserve us from greater pain on down the road. “My child, do not despise discipline from the LORD, and do not loathe his rebuke. For the LORD disciplines those he loves, just as a father disciplines the son in whom he delights.” (Proverbs 3:11, 12) Today ask God to give you a thankful heart for His discipline.