Maybe You Need To Hear This
I feel led to take the mask off. Not that I’m not transparent all the time. However, I heard a comment recently from someone that unsettled me. This lady said, “I don’t know how you do it. I wish I was as strong as you and your faith.” While I appreciate the encouraging side of that it actually hurt my heart. Because I knew firsthand this lady felt very defeated in her own pain battle.
I said, “Mam, not everything I say is the full story. You don’t see all my tears or hear about all my struggles. There are many times I feel absolutely defeated. Often, I’m terrified about what the future might hold. I just choose to walk by faith. Somehow God keeps holding me together and taking me through each day”
Honestly, I believe one of the worst things we can do is compare our faith with each other. Christianity is not meant to be a competition. In fact, it’s not meant to be about us period. It’s about encouraging one another to rely on Christ instead of self. It’s about trusting in Christ instead of our circumstance. If there’s any good in me period it’s because of Christ. I’m constantly feeling like I’m falling apart, but Christ keeps holding me together.
“He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.” Colossians 1:17