Have you ever thought how impossible it is to be a Christian? You are right. It is impossible. I tried for years and failed miserably. I finally gave up trying to prefect myself to be like Jesus. It just was too hard and impossible. I thought I was a Christian but I was getting very discouraged. Have you ever been discouraged with your Christianity as you strive to perfect yourself or to change yourself? IMPOSSIBLE!! It doesn't work. It is just religion and an empty, futile life.
Where is the GOOD NEWS? Where is the joy of the Lord? I was trying hard to please God, by being kind, forgiving, showing mercy, etc. But I was getting more and more frustrated. I soon found out that it wasn't TRUE CHRISTIANITY. The big piece of the puzzle that I found missing ,was that I didn't believe that the FATHER REALLY LOVED ME! I was trying to perform to win His approval, by reading my bible, doing devotions, and trying to change myself to be like Jesus, when all along the Father JUST LOVED me because I was His daughter. I will never forget the day when I heard in my spirit, "There is nothing I will not do for you, because you love my Son." Knowing the Father's love has changed my life as a believer.
Today, I am so grateful to be delivered from a religious spirit( false Christianity) of striving, trying, and working so hard to please God, when all along my Father is most pleased with JUST my faith in the finished work of His Son Jesus. I am so happy NOT to be striving as a Christian. I AM A CHRISTIAN, because I believe the simple gospel. I am a sinner. Jesus died for my sins, rose again, I repented and He breathed His resurrected life back into me. God now declares me righteous in His Son, Jesus. Christ lives in me and I live in Him. Jesus Christ is truly the ABUNDANT LIFE.
What has made the Christian life possible is the imputation of the Holy Spirit and faith in the finished work of Christ that He accomplished on our behalf. Without the Holy Spirit and faith it is just IMPOSSIBLE, (Hebrew 11:6) to live the Christian life. Don't try. You will only get discouraged and fail. I did. Together, let us take a deep breath, relax and be grateful for our Father's love in His Son and enjoy Him forever. AMEN