Monday, January 24, 2011

"Real things are not simple" C.S. Lewis

As C.S. Lewis puts it, "Real things are not simple." I know that Christianity is real and i would love to say that it's a piece of cake to live a Christian life and to live for God, but it's not easy. See, in the words of my teacher, "the very thing that we are insecure about is the very thing that God wants to use." God will always find a way to use what it is that we are insecure about. In other words, the fears, doubts, and things that we are not self-confident about are the very things that God wants to use in  us to reach others.

We all go through ups and downs in our lives and sometimes when were in those tough times we tend to stop moving forward and just stay put. We keep to ourselves, try to stay as safe as possible, and then we don't end up moving forward at all. We don't want to try because we don't want to let that safety net down, we don't want to go through another tough time or even try to go through it. Instead of just sitting down and holding on, we need to push through and be conquerors in Christ! With God, we can make it through the tough things in life, but we have to be willing to let go of things and to turn everything to God. We need to be willing to just run the race full force with God on our side knowing that he has the power to bring us through and knowing that all things will work out for the way that God has is planned.
When you are going through a difficult time, try to process it and try pushing forward with Jesus along side of you. Stop being safe and just GO FOR IT! Life isn't simple and living for God isn't the easiest thing in the world, but he brings us through the difficult times because it helps us to grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ! Do something crazy for Jesus!

Start stepping out in faith and be a little crazy for Jesus! God hasn't called us to live a life that the world lives, to shrink back and stop moving forward. God has called us to stand up for him and to be bold. God has called us to move forward and to work through the tough times even when we think we can't!

So, even though life isn't simple, living for God isn't easy, are you willing to run through the storm and to be a little crazy for Jesus?

1 comment:

  1. hey great thoughts, i really enjoyed reading your blog. Very encouraging.