Will B. Diligent
I am probably more guilty of this than most. When things are going well, I am on cruise control with God. When things are bad, I pray more, I read the Bible more, and I attend more church functions. I am not for sure, but I believe this is just human nature, which is a bad thing. We are supposed to deny the flesh according to Luke 9:23-24, “And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.”
The deny part I am referring to about myself is the “me time.” I find it very hard to give up the time I reserve just for me, along with the bad habit of putting most things before God instead of taking care of my relationship with God first and if time allows then have some personal time. I have started to take steps to fix this part of myself that I do not like.
Since moving to Olney, I have joined Southside Baptist Church. This is the first church I have been a member of since I was 13. So the first church I have been a member of since being an adult. I am slowly adding different functions of the church to my schedule. I have found for me that surrounding myself with fellow Christians as friends and being more involved with the church is helping me overcome my bad habit of not putting God first. Christians get a bad rap sometimes because some people believe we think of ourselves as being perfect, which couldn’t be further from the truth? We believe God sent his only begotten son to die on the cross for our sins. We only strive to be more like Jesus and are far from perfect. I do my best to turn the other cheek, just not until after my second cup of coffee in the morning. What I have found over the years is you don’t have to be perfect. You only have to believe in Jesus and do your best to do things Jesus might do.
This is Will B. Diligent saying “baby steps.”