Monday, November 22, 2010

Weight Watchers

Don't be deceived by the title of this blog post. While some physical weight loss would be good for me right now, that is not the weight loss I am referring to.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12: 1 & 2 (ESV)

After reading the verse I posted you can probably tell already what I'm going to talk about. This is something I have been struggling with lately. I allow so many things to slow me down with my walk with God. All of us who are Christians should always be striving to move forward in our Christian life. Always trying to let the Lord work, and mold us into just the people God wants us to be...but truth be told, most of us are very resistant to this work of God in our lives. We rebel, we want to do things our own way.

Many of us would claim that we are trying our best to live our lives for God, but are we really? Are we truly, always trying to purge our lives of things that are displeasing to God, and pursuing those things that are pleasing to God?

I don't say all this because I believe I have already attained this level of Christian life...certainly not! I am definitely NOT perfect...but we, in our Christian life, should always be striving forward. Seeking to know God better, and please Him more everyday.

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. Only let us hold true to what we have attained.

Philippians 3 : 12 - 16 (ESV)


1 comment:

Caleb said...

Wow! I have never thought about laying aside "pet sins" in that light before. This post is a challenge fo me to do some "Spiritual House Cleaning" in my life too.