What do you do when you have come to believe that struggling to change people for the better and influence them for Christ is a lost cause? What do you do when you have become so cynical and jaded that your own Christian walk has stopped — not regressed, but not gone forward, either? What do you do when you feel so bitter toward people that you want to just be left alone? What do you do when you want to do something about it, when you want to change and get back to a vibrant relationship with Christ, but when you also want to just say, “Forget it — it’s not worth it?” What do you do when you feel like you have no one close to look up to, no mentor, no older and wiser and more mature Christian into whose footsteps to fall? What do you do when the conflict and tension inside is so great that it feels like you are goign to burn alive and that it feels like you are going to explode? What do you do?

6 thoughts on “Struggling”

  1. Hey, greetings from Israel. I can identify with your last post. Sometimes I get so fed up with the unchangable situation. The fact that some people just don’t want to change is like a plague to me! I want so much to see transformation here. Right now I guess all I can do is what the Lord tells me to and he is the one will has the power and I am just a instrument. Right now I am in a new Bible school and I am looking for someone that I really want to follow in their footsteps and it is hard. I guess because my lifestyle is so unique and my vision so different then most people. But I holding on to the Lord right now and just waiting for jubilee to come to me. I pray that the Lord will give you an answer and that you will find completion and fullness in his gifts from above. Nice site!

  2. It’s not a lost cause, it is worth it, don’t give up.  God did not ask us to have joy despite the struggle, but he said, consider it pure joy when we face trials.  These struggles lead us to a deeper faith in God, they put us in the exact place we need to be, on our knees in full dependence on Him.  When we throw our hands up in the air because we don’t know what to do or think, we ought to throw our hands up in the air in worship of God, because He is in control, and He is all we need.  What did David have? or Job, or Peter, or Thomas, nothing except their faith in God.

  3. Thank you so much for your last post.  My name is Jennifer and I’m praying for you.  I am sure that the God who loves you as much as He does hates to see you in pain, and I know that He would not let you go through such a trying time if the end results were not worth it.  I respect the fact that our Lord must have confidence in you to stand up through this trial, or you wouldn’t have been allowed to endure it.  Still, I can only imagine how difficult it while you are experiencing it.  God bless you abundantly!

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