In Colossians Paul said, “I am happy in my sufferings for you. There are things that Christ must still suffer through his body, the church. I am accepting, in my body, my part of these things that must be suffered” Colossians 1:24 (NCV).
Everything that happens should be viewed with an optimistic eye. We should always be looking for the silver lining that may be in our clouded worlds. When bad things happen to us we should immediately rejoice. This means our character is going to have an opportunity to be built and God may be glorified.
If we view suffering as an opportunity instead of a curse the little inconveniences in life will pale in comparison to everything else. How willing are you to suffer for Christ?