In retrospect, making the decision to follow Christ and accept Him as my Lord and Savior through baptism, was the easy part of becoming a Christian.
And while I truly believe those word spoken by Christ, “my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light,” these days I’m beginning to find out how gifted I am at making the yoke heavier.
I suppose it’s a bit like committing to anything else, the first steps are the most joyous, full of hope, and bursting with potential, but as time goes by we do a wonderful job at placing obstacles in our own path which ultimately lead to us returning to our old ways, our old habits.
For me personally, this isn’t a yearning for my old sinful ways. I do not miss the person I was! Rather, the more difficult task is moving beyond the person I use to be and accepting the grace which God offers me each and every day.
I feel guilty.
I feel ashamed.
I feel unworthy. Continue reading “Repent, Reform, and Forgive Yourself!”