A Weak Christian

 
 

I believe there are different levels of commitment that a Christian can have. As a weak Christian I had given my heart to God and wanted to do what was right but I did not seem to have any power in my life to overcome sin and I could not understand the reason.


I was very frustrated and became discouraged because I believed that God had the power to help me but it just was not happening. God does have the power to help me, the problem is that I did not understand what I had to do to obtain this power. As a stronger Christian I can now feel God's power in my life. God has helped me to overcome many sins. What made the difference?


When I was a weak Christian, I would often say a short prayer in the morning and give myself to God. I would even sometimes spend a few minutes reading the Bible. I attended Church fairly regularly at times. I basically tried to live by the Bible truths that I believed.


However, the majority of my day was not spent thinking about God or anything spiritual. My days were typically filled up thinking about work or school and recreation or hobbies in the evenings. A part of me wanted to do what was right.


There were some very big problems in my life though. First of all, I was very selfish. In college my goal was to take a course of study that would get me a good paying job so I could afford the material things that I wanted.


The next problem was my temper. At times, I would get angry and say mean and hurtful things even to someone I really loved. I was very sorry afterwards but it did not undo the damage. Sometimes I would take advantage of people and I had other problems.

Almost Unplugged

At times, I would get angry and say mean and hurtful things even to someone I really loved.