Posted by: Drew Wilson | January 20, 2010

Why is it so hard to live what you believe?

Seems like everyday you see another pastor,  politician, government official, husband, father, wife or mother for that matter that has claimed to a Christian but has made a mistake so glaring so hurtful that it makes you wonder what could have possibly been going through their minds.

On a more personal scope maybe you’ve seen a mistake so glaring so hurtful in your own life that it made you wonder…what got me to this point? Why is it so hard to live out this Christian life and act out all these things that I claim to believe?

Well, I believe the first thing to remember is…you are NOT alone. We are all humans, we fail, we waver, we have trouble. ( just take a quick look at the “hero’s” of the faith in the Bible, they’re lives were not without huge failures) The standard the Bible sets is not a easy one, but it is the best and only way to line your life up with the way the God of the universe designed it to be.

So you made a mistake so embarrassing, so painful that you think you’ll never recover. What’s next?

Repent. ( defines that as- to feel such sorrow for sin or fault as to be disposed to change one’s life for the better) If you mess up, you must acknowledge it as a mistake, ask God for forgiveness and make a plan to do what you can to avoid falling into that sin again. One of my favorite verses in the bible is on Repentance and its 1 John 1:9 -If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us of all unrighteousness.  Wow, that is just an amazing reminder of Gods incredible mercy he has for us.

So when we mess up we know God will give us another chance but that doesn’t answer the main question we started with. Why is it so hard to live what you believe?

I’m not going to share what I think just yet, I’d love to hear from you. Please let leave a post here, even anonymously if you’d like. Why is it hard to live out Christianity and what are some ways we can do a better job of an ambassador for Christ?

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