Being a Christian can be uncomfortable and painful at times.
Being a Christian is truly not about everything working out for your “good” in the sense that we have come to know the word “good”.
It’s a big disservice to tell people that when they give their life to Christ, everything will be perfect, life will be good and they will now get whatever it is their heart desires.
Aside from that, I also know that many people are afraid of failing Christ, they feel like they don’t have what it takes to be a Christian. And maybe that is true. I’m not too sure if anyone of us have what it takes to be a Christian.
If you are counting the cost, there’s nothing wrong with that. Please do count the cost.
But while you are counting and trying to figure out the things that following Christ will cost you, you should also consider the things I’m about to tell you.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness… – 2 Corinthians 12:9a
I want you to know that not having what it takes is part of the beauty of the gospel.
In not having what it takes, we lean on the One, Jesus Christ, that has what it takes. We lean on the One that lived a perfect and sinless life.
We have faith that the One that has what it takes went to the cross because He knew that the load on our neck was too heavy for us to carry. He did it so that we ourselves can be set free from that heavy yoke.
He took upon Himself our past, present and future sins in hope of giving us eternal life. He does not just call us in order to leave us striving by our selves when we choose to follow Him. But He gives us enough grace and power to do it faithfully.
Yes we are weak in our own self. But in our weakness is where His power is made known.
And trust me when I tell you that you want to experience that power because His power is absolutely glorious! The One calling you is faithful and His grace is all you need.
So please count the cost because there will be difficult times and everything won’t work out for your good in the way you’ve come to understand the word good.
But in all these, you’ll get to experience a greater Good.
Jesus Christ is more than worthy to live for.
You are not losing anything if you choose to give your life to Him, rather, you are gaining a whole lot more.
Life in Christ is a life of fulfillment, joy and hope. It’s a glorious life. And His grace is all you need to live it.
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age -Titus 2:11-12