“God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but w
In my previous journal entry, I wrote about our identity. Our identity that derives from our personal achievement, those who are able to inspire themselves to success within all circumstances not withstanding their moral standing. I am not saying that all successful people are immoral, nevertheless the state of the desolation of many world-wide issues is a good yardstick. We now live in a world that lacks the noble traits of trust and commitment.
Having said that within the community of Christians, we are much encouraged to live like Christ. To find our Identity in Christ, it is easier said than done. I have tried that and I have to tell you it becomes almost impossible the moment I measure my disposition within any yardstick, whether that of the society or within the Law of the Bible. If it was possible by the works of men, God would not have sent Christ Jesus, his son in salvation as our Savior.
I feel sorry for those who are daily in the limelight being subjected to viciousness of their circumstances. They might be subjected to the press or even by persons known or unknown. We don’t live in their shoes to make judgments, but this is the lifestyle that has been popularized with reality TV. I am equally guilty of such unwanted remarks that subconsciously escapes my thoughts in the comfort of my living room.
Therefore, my point is that as Christians we measure our ways to fit the shoes or sandals of the perfect Son of God, in all his Loveliness, Mercy, Grace and Humility. The straps of whose sandals that I am not worthy to untie, as John the Baptist described him. This humbles me daily and keeps me in check as a Christian as I daily face the dimness of life. Without Christ in reality within our extreme pain we are capable of monstrous dispositions. Christ Jesus came to give us the way … the secret of Christ Jesus, his Grace … The way of the perfect Christian that once sent many of us packing into isolation within monasteries and self-preservation can be now used to our advantage… Therefore, lets dwell our thoughts into this quote “God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain” C S Lewis. The pain that could be transformed into growth and not destroy.
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