Does your relationship with God ever seem dry? Does it ever seem to go through a state of complacency or even decay?
In the past few months, my relationship with God has gone through a state of complacency. What I mean by saying this is that when presented with the opportunity to please God or please myself, it was much easier to serve myself and my own wishes. It was always much easier to criticize my body or aspects of my personality than to accept them as beautiful parts of how God created me. In my relationship with my boyfriend, it was easy for us to rely on one another rather than to seek for God’s smile. With my dad, it was easier to think of how I have disappointed him and how I’m not the daughter that I should be to him.
“Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,
for it is God who works in you,
both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”
We all have struggles. Every single one of us reaches times in our lives where we feel empty of true life or true happiness. Those times are true because they are always times of complacency with our faith.
But these times, we must struggle through them. We must wrestle the sin and see that Christ is always the victor. He has overcome it all (John 16:33). Whenever we see Christ in all of His glory, in all of His white, we will be overwhelmed by Him, all of Him.
As a believer, we know that He dwells inside of our bodies, working at OUR salvation! As someone that doesn’t believe or isn’t quite sure, man, see how Jesus fights and wrestles. It’s not against you, but against the sin that lives inside. Trust that He has come, not for the “high and mighty,” but He has come for every person that doesn’t believe that they even deserve to be saved.
Are you going through a rough patch in your faith or a time of complacency? Then wrestle. Fight for salvation because it’s God that works inside of you that you may find true joy and happiness in His will and His pleasure.