Every Christian has something in common. We chose to make the most counter-cultural move anyone could conceive of… surrender. This isn’t just any surrender, it is a sacrifice so extreme
Jesus never intended worldly government to replace His authority. God’s authority is sovereign and of a world (heaven) we can only begin to imagine.
We call it many different things. A “white lie”, “twisting” or “stretching” the truth, “impression management”
I grew up in an environment where complaining was considered “expression” right along with curse-words.
We are afraid, somewhere deep down, that we will be intentionally left out, neglected, or worse… that no one will even see us.
These patterns of sin have a way of wearing us down. We battle them in our own power for so long, trying to move the mountain of self will run riot, and then give up. We decide to just “live with it”.
The first time I tried to write this article I found myself beginning by listing all of the things that are so difficult in my life right now.
I was making excuses.
Perhaps somewhere in the back of my mind (my sinful, fleshy mind) I would still rather not take full responsibility for what I am going to share with you. Something tells me I’m not the only one.