Hey everyone! So lately in English class we have been reading this book called Pilgrim’s Progress. To summarize, it’s a book about a guy named Christian who realizes he needs God and chases after Him until he enters the Gates of Heaven. Christian faces many different obstacles, challenges, and temptations throughout his walk towards Christ. So today I want to talk about the journey we face as we walk on God’s path.
So often, we all hear pastors and speakers preach only about the good things faith has to offer. They focus on blessings, Jesus’s love for us, and that life is good because God is good. However, sometimes when people become saved they often turn away from their faith because of messages like these. Being a Christian is a lot harder than many people make it seem.
I’m not undermining the fact that we serve an AMAZING God who loves us more deeply than we can even comprehend. He loves everyone and encourages us to do the same. He blesses us in every area of life until all of our needs are met. And these are all amazing things and reasons to glorify God soooo much.
HOWEVER…. we also need to talk about the other side of faith. Faith isn’t easy at all. I mean when you think about it it’s crazy to think that we serve a God that we can’t even see with our own eyes. Serving God is a very hard thing to do. It’s not the easy path by any means. It is long and has so many temptations and challenges. BUT the reward is our approval into Heaven, which is one of the greatest gifts God gives us.
So today I want to encourage you all to keep walking on the path Christ wants you to be on. Even if it’s a little bit uncomfortable, makes you afraid, and seems hopeless. There’s not an easy way to get into Heaven. The only way there is through Christ alone. We will make mistakes and sometimes we will mess up so badly that we feel like we will never get back on track again.
BUT… God has so much grace. He knows that we will stumble but He will never let us fall into sin. He will forgive us time and time again and nudge us back on track. We simply must trust and submit to the Will of God.
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.
Life is a journey, but faith is the biggest journey of all. Whatever you’re chasing in life, think about if it glorifies God. Pray about the goals you have for yourself. Pray that God will help you on the right track, because we can’t do it on our own! I hope you all had a great Monday and have a great rest of your week! – Cami 🌞😊