“Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what
This quote is from Harry Potter, and I use it
only because it lines up perfectly with Christianity. It also really hits home
with me at this time in my life. I have been a Christian all my life, and I
have always thought of myself as a faithful follower. The trouble with this
confidence in my spirituality is that it is paired with a barrier between
Christ and oneself. I have begun to praise myself for my strong relationship
with Christ, but my lack of humility displeases the One I claim to be closest
with. “Doing the right thing” is something I have always believed I
did, but as I continue to become more prideful, I also become closer to sinning
or doing the WRONG thing. It is so important to humble yourself every now and
remember you are NOTHING
without our father in heaven.
Our Father wants us to always stray from
anything close to sinful–
no matter if
what you are required to do is hard.
Christ died for us and followed God’s
orders, and that most certainly was not easy for him. However, his obedience of
doing something hard is what allows us to be living today. Imagine if he
decided upon taking the easy way out.
settle for something less than your best and do the right thing
even if it
means upsetting someone or jumping through hoops to do so.
Life was never guaranteed to be easy, but we were most certainly
promised to have a guide through the storms.
Christ even says in John
have said these things to you, that in
me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart;
I have overcome the world” (The Book of John). This verse guarantees
troubles but also guarantees that Christ is with us. Always strive to live as Christ did, and be obedient to what God calls
you to do.