Being a Christian is far from easy
We are called to go right while most people in the world are going left, we are called to tell the truth in a world that has grown accustomed to lies & we are called to sacrifice the natural desires of our flesh to follow the desires of God.
What makes it even harder in my opinion is that once we Christians decides to accept Jesus and follow His Word, we still have to live in this world, though we are not apart of it.
When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour & are baptized in water, we becomes a citizen of the Kingdom of God (a kingdom where love, gentleness, kindness, trust, joy, happiness, peace, forgiveness, unity abounds) stuck in a world full of citizens that hate, lie, steal, hold grudges, are proud, are stubborn, murder, discourage, fornicate, fight each other, are selfish etc…
I know that God keeps us here for the sole purpose of saving more souls for the Kingdom of God; but sometimes I really wished that once a person did accept Jesus in their life sincerely, we could straight away be transported to Paradise. Why? because the longer a true Christian stays in this world, the more they are at risk to lose their salvation and give up on this life on earth as a Christian.
The Lord Jesus said:
You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it. Matthew 7:13-14 NLT
One thing I realized is that the path of being true Christian is in fact like a marathon or steeplechase athletes take part in, the only difference is that the aim is to FINISH the race, position don’t matter, as long as you finish the race.
It’s long, hard and their are hurdles but for those who listen to their coach’s advice (Listen to the Word of God), train hard (Put the word of God into practice), show determination (No matter how they feel along the way, their aim to finish the race is too strong for them to give up) & have endurance (Practice the Word of God daily til the very end), they will finish the race.
Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Hebrews 10:36 NLT
It’s all about Endurance for us Christians but along the marathon we as Christians can even make it even harder….
Check out the link for part 2 below
Check out my previous posts: The Marathon Of A Christian Part 2 || Trusting With All Your Heart || I Wanna Go To Heaven || Work Hard, Be Patient & Trust In God || I’m Striving, Are You? || The Cost Of Spiritual Maturity || The Two Types Of Faith || Are You A Slave Or A Servant?