Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Christian Challenge

I want to be a follower of Jesus Christ. Am I doing a good job? No. I find so many obstacles that prevent me from living my life the way I should. Are they really obstacles or do I just let them be?

One thing that I let be an obstacle, is letting other peoples opinion of me drag me down. Now if I were really living like Christ, that wouldn’t be an obstacle would it? He was constantly being made out to be a “no good” by the Religious leaders of his day. But what was the truth? The people who thought they had all the answers ended up missing all the signs that he was the Christ, the Messiah they had all been waiting for.

So I guess what I need to do is to take one day at a time and humbly admit, that I will never be 100 Percent what I want to be, at least in this life. Keep moving forward,  not judging others, even though they judge me.

LORD help me to  remember the words of Peter:

…But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” When they hurled insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered he made not threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. 1 Pet 2: 20-23 (NIV)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Things will get better


I received the above image in a funny email this AM and I couldn’t help but feel that, this was the way I felt after being disfellowshipped from Jehovah’s Witnesses. I think my family and former friends still view me this way. The whole process seems to be designed to strip you of your dignity.  I sometimes wonder if execution would be used if that were legal.  As it is the execution comes in the mental and spiritual sense. It becomes up to the individual as to how they deal with this. Sadly many give in to the situation and leave belief in God, Religion and any hope for the future. 

The E-mail attached to this photo was circulated to a group of Jehovah’s Witnesses with a story about how this year will be better than the last. Well I certainly hope so.

Things likely will never be normal in my life again, but then what really is normal? Were things ever really “Normal” to begin with?