You don’t know how STRONG you are until you are put into hot water.
All the troubles and difficulties that we face in our lives are for a reason. Without them we wouldn’t grow into the person we have become.
Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.