I want to be real with you guys. If you've been following this platform for any length of time, you know it's all about helping you become an authentic, inspired, and passionate disciple of Jesus.
Not only do I want to help you become those things, but I want this platform to echo those things as well as, me personally.
Because of that, I'm going to be real and authentic with you.
I don't feel like writing today. But here I am. I know that the last couple blog posts haven't been the most cheery. I realize that. But I hope those posts are somehow representative of life. Real life.
I could easily put on a cheery Christian blogger face, who has it all together, who has all the answers to all the questions, but I don't.
Life's is not that simple.
Somehow we as Christians have bought the lie that life is supposed to be neat and tidy once we become a Christian, that somehow all the death and destruction, sickness and disease, confusion and disorder has been done away with. Not yet Christian.
Can we stop hiding our struggles away? Can we stop acting like life isn't the way it is.
Life is glorious, and soul crushing. Awe inspiring and disgusting. Life is a glorious mix of blessings and sorrows, sorrows and blessings. Blessings that lead to sorrow and sorrow that lead to blessings.
That is life, real life.
I know I'm ranting, but stay with me.
We want life as a Christian to be happy, encouraging, inspiring, but what happens when you find out it's not what you thought?
What happens when you encounter a mountain to tall to climb? A struggle to big to face? News that makes life slow down, perhaps even feel like a movie. What are we supposed to do?
You are left with three options
- Pretend like everything's ok, put on a happy face, but in your heart doubt God, leading you to bitterness against him.
- Run. Run from God, attempt to find an answer elsewhere. Why is life like this? Many people have answers that make me feel better.
- Believe God.
When life gets hard, will you believe God? Will you believe that He will do what is best? Will you believe Him or will you pretend? Or even Run?
I don't know what you going through, but God does. I didn't want to write today, because I knew it wasn't going to be the fun, happy, inspiring type of blog, but you know what, that's ok.
I just want to ask you to be real, don't pretend, and believe God.
That's why I'm here. Anyway, I'll be back again next week.