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)


  1. Hey Dan,

    Great post. I am reminded of Hebrews 10:14

    "because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy."

    We are "positionally perfect" but not yet perfect. Praise God that our perfection, out righteousness comes from He who is perfect.

  2. Amen Brian, Perfection is near and far at the same time. (Grin)

    Lord help me to look to Jesus as the light of true perfection. And pick up my cross and follow daily.