Kristen EllingsonComment

We all grow at different rates

Kristen EllingsonComment
We all grow at different rates

The day that you consciously decide to follow Christ is a very significant day. Although, it's not some fairytale bipoty bopity boo transformation. It is the starting point, you are now committing to living a life that brings God honor instead of bringing yourself honor.

Everyone has a different starting point. 

The moment you choose Christ is the moment your journey begins. The thing about a relationship with God is that He doesn't just alter your habits but He changes your heart completely. This is something that takes time. You begin realizing that the sin in your life is tearing you down, once you're aware of it you start the process of cutting it away.  Being a Christian doesn't mean living a boring and dull life; you will actually find out that the "fun" sin you used to enjoy actually causes so much havoc and heart break. Any issue you have ever faced can be traced back to either your sin or someone else's. 

The point of this blog is to encourage you. We all have different starting points. Transformation is possible but it takes time and diligence. It takes being in an intimate relationship with Christ and constantly speaking to Him and learning from Him. Wherever you are at think back to your starting point; maybe that was yesterday or maybe it was 4 years ago like me. Maybe you have cut out cussing, or maybe you broke up with your significant other to get away from sexual immorality. No matter how big or how small your transformation has been, keep going. It takes time to break addictions. 

God says in John 14:15 "If you love me, keep my commands."

If you don't know what His commands are I encourage you with all my heart to start reading the Bible, it is filled with encouragement and instruction. These instructions do not strip joy out of your life but it fulfills you. If you are struggling to cut sin out of your life think of your walk with Christ as a journey. We all start somewhere but we have to keep pressing on, closer and closer to Christ, there will be hurdles and boundaries along the way but the destination is so worth it.