Many think because of my position as a minister that I never struggle with the common things they struggle with. Somehow many believe ministers are spiritual super-beings who can defeat Satan with their mighty sermons and bible knowledge. Let me set those people straight. I am no spiritual superhero. I am not exempt from the very temptations, frustrations and challenges that you face. I’m simply a man who struggles with the same things you struggle with.
That being said, I’ve always tried to be transparent in my ministry and on my blog. I don’t want to come across as perfect or someone that has-it-all-together. Instead I want you to know that because I struggle it causes me to search, and searching is good. Because I struggle it burns in me a desire to search for ways to become more like my Savior.
I wonder at times why I continue to blog, but something tells me that I am not alone in my journey to become more like my Savior. I have a feeling there are others who struggle like I do and because of it they are searching for ways, better ways, to overcome those struggles. If we can make this journey together … I think it makes it easier.
I just want us to be real about our faith. Let your faith be who you are and how you live, not just something you do on Sundays. In a sense, throw out your religion and simply search for a faith that is as pure as gold. Allow God to teach us today that the gospel begins with love. Love that is unyielding, unending, relentless, aggressive, passionate and merciful. Now if I can just get that through my thick skull.
(Comment of the Day: Laura said… “I would definitely be wary of anyone who said they didn’t struggle, especially a minister. I think our struggles increase our faith (hopefully). I think if we ever find ourselves not struggling and we are still on this earth that we should be very scared…the only place we will not struggle is with our Father in Heaven.”)