The Struggle.

The struggle is real, ya’ll. Not the ‘ I wanted gluten free” struggle, or the ” I am so tired of having too many plans with all my friends” struggle, or the ” I don’t get paid from my parents  until next week so I have to use my own money” struggle, but the real struggle to stay straight on my walk with God.

Ya’ll it is SO hard to stay on the straight and narrow all the time. It’s impossible actually (no one is perfect) but that’s no excuse for the “YOLO” goers. So why is the struggle so real? I mean, if all is forgiven why can’t we just go do whatever we want, whenever we want, and pay our dues later? Or those tempting moments when you want to follow the crowd and do what everyone else is doing because its “just one time”. Even those crazy thoughts in your head when you’re judging a book by its cover? Like, Yikes- What was she thinking when she wore that?

The struggle is real. So why fight it, I mean wouldn’t it be easier to just live life without a care (I’m too emotional for that anyways) or just ignore that we know we are doing wrong? Why do we chose to ignore what we ACTUALLY do, and only point out the highlights of our actions, typically doing something good for someone ( exclude holding doors for people-ya’ll should be doing that naturally). With all of the temptations we have every single day, and these thoughts roaming our minds, and even people we surround ourselves all being influenced by one another, it is no wonder by the struggle is so real.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

You probably know someone that seems like that don’t know what the struggle is. The struggle is everyday, multiple times a day. Because we are human. The struggle to become more like God is always going to have a few scratches and mistakes, because we can’t be perfect. It takes time to accept that. Menawhile, it doesn’t provide s with an excuse to fall back on. The struggle has been really hard for me lately. Actually, the struggle is real for me all the time. I rest easy knowing that I serve a Lord who is forgiving, who loves me unconditionally, and died for me. I know I will continue to make mistakes, to fail, and to struggle with my walk. However, I can trust in my Lord that I am going to grow, to learn, and to fill my heart.

From where I am weakest and I struggle the most, is the point in which I will have the biggest growth. I don’t mind this real struggle- because it’s one many people are going through with me. As long as I don’t become that “This pizza has too much cheese on it- omg the struggle is so real” person; I think I’ll be just fine.

 

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