Life "in" tension? Life is tension. It’s the strain between two realities...the pull between the way of life we are born into and the path to who we were created to be. It’s the contrast between street-level experience, and the places heaven touches down in your daily life. And that spot you find yourself in – your life in tension – is exactly where God can work his beautiful reality into the nitty-gritty of your circumstances, for an outcome you never could have imagined.