there is nothing harder than letting the world know you believe in God. shouldn’t life be easier as a Christian? don’t you get what you want? aren’t you perfect? those are just a few things that I think people believe are true.
life for me has been far from easy! I gave my life to Christ when I was in Jr High, of course then, life was easy. I thought “hard” was my math homework and the worst sin was talking back to my mom (which I still think is scary). growing up as a Christian I was taught so many things. God was instilled in my life, I was given a “peace” of something I knew I would always have. as I started to get older and the world became more known to me, things started to get “harder”. even though I thought I knew everything, i definitely didn’t. I could go on about the mistakes I made and how my life drifted far from God but you would be reading this for hours if I did that. I’m writing this today to tell about where my life is now and the impact God has made and how life isn’t easy, even though i am a Christian.
one thing I know is you have to strive to get better! if you are sitting in the same spot you were last month, you’re not getting better. as a Christian, things are HARDER. you are trying to live your life the best you can in a world full of complete sin. every person in this world sins. my sin is absolutely no different than your sin. it doesn’t matter if you killed someone and I said The Lords name in vain…a sin is a sin. the thing that gets me the most is my fellow Christians who are judging. judging the chocies I make, the friends I have, the fact that gay marriage is legal, that a man can use the women’s restroom and a woman can use the men’s, etc. life isn’t easy, it isn’t easy to sit in silence as a Christian. when Christians show love, it should be humble, not degrading or make it seem like it’s being shoved in someones face. I have so many Christian couples that I look up to and think “wow, their life seems perfect”–SEEMS because let’s be honest, before that picture was posted…someone didn’t want to take it or there was the biggest blow up ever, but now we smile! I look up to them because of that post, it makes life look easy and gives me hope of what my life can and will be! even if before the picture was a mess.
after you have been done wrong by someone it’s hard to think that something right can exist. for example, relationships…you’ve been in a bad one and you are now free from that but you look at other relationships and think…wow does he really love her like he says in that post? or does she really make him breakfast every morning? people often tell me I was put in my situation because God knew I could handle it. no, God put me in that situation to teach me; to teach me life won’t always be easy but He will always be by your side if you let him. this past year has been one of the hardest years of my life, huge relationship change, money, job changes, friends..the list could go on. one thing that never changed was my faith. things got hard, I hit the bottom, stayed there for awhile and now started to climb my way up! God always stayed by my side.
I have finally realized that life isn’t going to be easy!!! I believe when life has become easy, you aren’t making any progress! I read my Bible, I pray, I go to church BUT I mess up, I sin. God still loves me and he still loves you! I could never sit and tell someone what they are doing is wrong if they don’t believe the same things I do! all I can do is show love and be nice to everyone because…life isn’t easy.
knowing where I stand with my faith is the greatest & until that faith is known, the devil is going to be beating your door hard!! God always has my side and I always have his.