Many Christians find that the Christian Life is like pushing a huge rock up an impossibly steep hill, with no progress ever being made. Do you sometimes feel like that?
Some of the reasons may be:
1. Allowing conscious sin in your life. Anything which
the Holy Spirit has convicted you of (and perhaps you know right now what it is) which you
are unwilling to relinquish and immediately give up, will result in Him being grieved. The
result is that you are powerless and experience constant defeat. The rock keeps on rolling
down the hill again.
2. Trying in your own strength. Jesus says in Matt 11:
28 - 30: "Come unto Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you
rest." If you don't come to Him with your `tough going' the Lord will allow you to go
it alone until you're so tired and washed out that you are forced to come to Him for rest.
3. Not abiding in Him. Many Christians attempt to
fulfill the law and keep God's commandments. Very commendable, but impossible outside of
Christ. If God saves by grace He also gives victory by grace. It has been said that
"the law tells you to push the boulder up the hill whereas grace says `I'll do it for
you.'" If it is true that you can bear no fruit without Him (John 15) then why do you
keep on trying to produce fruit by yourself?
Even as you experience the above 3 requirements for victorious living there are times when the going is tough. But, as it has been said: "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." Even in those difficult times, which God may allow you to experience, stay faithful to Him and He will carry you through.
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