I was talking to a friend recently and she was mad. Someone had said that once you become a Christian, you should not struggle with anything anymore. I laughed out loud. Then I was mad. So, I wanted to clear this up.
- So many amazing Christians in the Bible, but guess what! They were all faulty human beings! Jacob was a cheater, Peter had a temper, David had an affair, Noah got drunk, Jonah ran from God, Paul was a murderer, Gideon was insecure, Miriam was a gossip, Martha was a worrier, Thomas was a doubter, Sara was impatient, Elijah was moody, Moses stuttered, Zaccheus was short, Abraham was old, Lazarus was dead. But yet, 2 Corinthians 12:9 still applied, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” If you ever wonder if God could use a person like you, come back to this.
- Being a faulty human being is the reason Jesus came to save us! We do not become amazingly perfect once we are saved.
- Do not judge people simply because of what you see on the outside. You do not know what God has asked them to walk through. You can come along side them and help them. Be the loving friend who help them and points them to Christ.
- Don’t judge someone just because they sin differently than you. We all sin, we are all flawed, we are all imperfect human beings.
With this, I just wanted to remind everyone that everyone is on a different journey. You do not become instantly perfect when you become a believer. It is this line of thinking that results in fake Christians who simply go through the motions. Don’t go along with what our culture sees as religion. Be the change that you want to see. Be real with each other, share your struggles, and allow iron to sharpen iron. FOR THIS, is how we will grow in our walks with God and our character.
Have a beautiful day! Emma Grace ❤