Christians are not perfect
Christians aren’t perfect. We have faults and shortcomings, and we make mistakes. But the more we strive to grow in Christ the more we’ll see that we have a long way to go before we achieve perfection.
Therefore, we should never tricked ourselves into thinking that we are perfect. When we make mistakes, we must own them, learn from them and forget them. Still, this is not easy. But if we kept our eyes on the prize, and maintain our focus, we will achieve our desired objective.
Christians must be humble
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14 New King James Version (NKJV)
Every day is a special day; even when you are tested and tried. You can rest assured that each day comes with God’s never-ending love and faithfulness. So, one does not have to wait for a spectacular moment to declare as the Psalmist did:
Today is the day which the Lord has made;Psalm 118:24 (NASB) Bible Gateway
Let me rejoice and be glad in it.
How to resist temptation
Temptation is something every Christian face. And it doesn’t matter how long you have been following Christ. But if we remain watchful and pray for ourselves and others, the Holy Spirit will enable us to resist temptation.
Here are five tried and true steps Mary Fairchild of http://www.thoughtco.com says you can take to resist temptation.
Recognize your tendency to Sin
Flee from temptation
Resist temptation with the Word of truth
Refocus your mind and heart with praise
Repent quickly when you fail
Mark 14:38 (KJV) Bible Gateway
Watch with me and pray lest the Tempter overpower you. For though the spirit is willing enough, the body is weak.
Cling to God’s outstretch hand
Life can get painful at times. But amid your troubles, God’s outstretched comforting hand is always there for you to hold. Still, the choice is yours. Nobody is ever beyond His reach.
Psalm 63:8 (NIV) Bible Gateway
I cling to you;
your right hand upholds me.
It shouldn’t surprise you to learn that God does not need you to defend Him or even apologize for Him. All He wants you to do is represent Him. So, go out there and be that beacon on the hill. And let your light shine.
Matthew 5:16–Bible Gateway (KJV)
1Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Let us pray
Heavenly Father, faith in your holy Word is not only the way to wisdom but also the way to salvation. Help me to comprehend your divine plan for me so that I will seek to grow in your ways.
Let me not be vain or self-righteous. Remove the darkness from my path and the scales from my eyes that I may see your deeds clearly and strive to replicate them. Help me to train my ears to the sound of your Clarion; so that my every action will be according to your direction.
Let there be a yearning in me to live an exemplary life; so that the world will see and recognize the love of your Son Jesus, as it shines through me. Amen.