Day 10 – Living in the Spirit

When I am frustrated with my own efforts

Have you ever been frustrated by your Christian growth? No one is perfect and I know that better than anyone. I constantly struggle with my efforts to become a better Christian. But what constitutes a better Christian? I struggled with going to church every Sunday. When you try a church and it’s just not for you but you stay because you think that’s the right thing to do. I am a very spiritual person but I have my own ideas and feelings towards the whole aspect to Christianity. So when I go into a church that preaches you aren’t a real Christian unless you go to church, just completely rubs me the wrong way. My childhood church was not a stressed event. Both of my parents worked full time and my mother worked on Saturdays, so Sundays were our family day. Plus I think because my father grew up in the church, he had some resentment towards the whole thing. Just something else I never got to discuss with my parents. So I was fortunate as I grew older, I was able to decide where and what I wanted to believe. Again, that’s the reason why I love to study different religions. My heart was always in Christianity so when I had my own children, I knew I wanted to give them a base to get their spiritual journey started. Growing up, I didn’t know all the stories of the Bible, so when I did go to Sunday school and I didn’t know the answers it made me very anxious. Now, I am more knowledgable about things but just don’t ask me to quote anything, lol!

After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort? Galatians 3:3

I’m happy I am at a place in my life where I can worship the way I want to. Where going to church doesn’t make me feel like I don’t belong or even have to. Going on the Sundays that I can and if I can’t that’s okay. Like I said before I would like to venture off and meet more people possibly get more involved but I don’t have to rush it. There is no perfect Christian and as long as I hold onto my faith, I will always have a way.

Have a wonderful day!

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