Christian Struggle

14-Day Chocolate Challenge

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Sometimes it can feel so hard to be a Christian. The things Jesus calls us to do are so opposite from what we naturally feel compelled to do. Forgiving over and over and over again. Loving our enemies. Doing good and being nice.  It can get hard after awhile. I’m not going to lie, I struggle with my Christianity.  Sometimes I think it complicates my life.  To be honest, sometimes I get completely overwhelmed with it all.  One day, as I was reading the Bible, I stumbled on this verse that says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will […]

Christian Struggle

Dillion Sherrill’s Story: Overcoming Addiction

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I grew up in a house with a lot of abuse.  I saw my parents get into physical fights, and you know women usually get the brunt of it.  My mom was addicted to alcohol and my dad to prescription pills. It’s almost like my home situation predicted who I would become, like it predicted that I would have to battle to overcome addiction. Struggle with Identity I’m not sure if it was the abuse that I witnessed or the environment I grew up in, but I always struggled with the idea of identity.  I always felt like I was […]

Christian Struggle

Why Struggle Is Important to Your Christian Journey

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If we were honest about our Christian lives, wouldn’t we admit that we struggle more often than we show? We struggle to answer the nagging questions. We struggle to understand God’s will for our lives. We struggle to understand and accept our purpose. We struggle with where we fit in this world. We struggle with making the right decisions. We struggle with ourselves. God honors your struggle. Without struggle there is no growth. I once saw struggle as a negative thing.  I didn’t think there was any place for it in my life. That all changed after two and a half […]