By McKrae Game
How do we feel about ourselves as a person and as a follower of Christ? You might say, “Well, it depends if I’ve been good.” Many live their life based on their circumstances, probably most all of us do. Its really hard not to, but we should NOT live our relationship with Christ this way. Sometimes the flesh IS weak. This is not to give us an excuse, its just reality. Even Paul struggled. We forget this, or are not told this, or the church makes light of it. “Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?” (Romans 7:24 ESV) That sounds like a struggle to me.
Now let’s be clear. I’ve had guys confess to me a fall to pornography or acting out sexually and have used the word “struggle.” That’s a fall. You were struggling, before you gave in.
Regardless though, this act is covered under the blood of Christ, if you profess Christ as Lord. Get up, dust yourself off and move forward with confidence! God is NOT mad at you. He knows you are weak. Most likely, you are new to riding this bike of life in Christ or haven’t gotten help from those more experienced at it. I too can struggle and have small falls of the mind, but talk about them. I’ve had bad falls too, especially when I’ve isolated myself. Sometimes I tell everyone about my stuff, while other times I just tell my wife and accountability partners, but I DO tell. This is how scripture tells us to live. (James 5:16, 1 Cor 10:13) I create strong guard rails to help keep me on the road.
Live with CONFIDENCE that God loves you! If you are a follower of Jesus, life won’t always be easy, but FOR SURE, God is ON YOUR SIDE. He is FOR YOU and NOT against you! Regardless of how good or bad you have been, He has all the very best for you. He longs for the day when you can ride this bike without hurting yourself. Trust in Him, but get some people in your life that have been riding longer than you and ask for their help. They can give you some tips on how to not fall so often and to not get hurt so bad when riding. They can help bandage you and help you heal, when you do fall.
Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. (Hebrews 10:22, 23 NIV)
Source: Interim DirectorBlog