Sometimes I want to cry, not tears of joy but pain, emotional pain. Sometimes I just want to crawl in a hole somewhere and hide from the world. Sometimes I feel like screaming out of frustration. Sometimes I want to run to a faraway place, just me and Christina, and start a new life. Sometimes I would like a drink, a stiff one, to drown the pain.
That is me in my flesh; that is me without Jesus. That is the reality of me without Christ. I can’t speak for anyone else but myself. I have times where the enemy does a good job at trying to get me to return to my old self, my old ways. To handle things that are going on in my life and the world like my old self would.
It’s easy to label yourself as a Christian. I did it for 38 years. I checked the box only to act like the world. It’s not that easy. I was duped and fooled about my relationship with Jesus and my salvation in Christ. Thinking as long as I said that salvation prayer so many years ago I was good.
I say all of this to say that the temptation to act like my old self returns from time to time. The difference is the strength found in my relationship with Christ to overcome and be a better person in Him. We are called to separate ourselves from the world, to be set apart. To act and react differently.
I pray you follow us this blog and on social media. This can be a valuable resource to help you and others find their identity in Christ. We are in this war called life together. It is time we step off the sidelines and get in the game.