The struggle we share.

As a Christian, you are supposed to seek God’s will, not follow your own.  You are supposed to be a believer all the time, not just when it’s convenient.  I fall short in so many ways.  I have a hard time surrendering control.  I want to be in charge, want to be the director of the show.  I have a hard time trusting anybody, even God, to be the guiding force of my life.

I have come to see how hypocritical this is.  How can I call myself a true follower of Christ if I subconsciously believe that I should be the one calling the shots?

R. A. Dickey won the Cy Young award as the best pitch in the National League in 2012, the year after he penned those words about the struggle we share as Christians.  How refreshing would it be if we all had the courage to admit we struggle the same way?  The truth is that trusting in God is a difficult task.   All the more so when we keep the struggle to ourselves.  In 1 Timothy 6:12, the apostle Paul encourages young Tim to “Fight the good fight of faith,” and so should we all, but it’s important to note that we aren’t encouraged to do it alone.

Thanks for sharing, R. A.

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