Growing Strong In Christ

Posted: August 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

In our church you always hear our Pastors saying “You don’t want to be the same person you are today, this time next year.” Which means, you gotta continue to grow as a Christian and not still be in that baby Christian mindset.

I always was afraid that I was never growing. I’m not quite sure if you could call it weak, but when things in my life started getting overwhelming, I placed God on the back burner. As you know if you’ve read my previous blog entries, I actually backslid so far away from Him, I developed a resentment towards Him. Ever since I rededicated my life to Him again and allowed Him to have control of every area of my life, I got to thinking that maybe, just maybe I am the same Christian I was a year ago. Maybe I’m even weaker too.

Certain obstacles have been thrown my way in the last month or so that made it hard for me to go straight to God with my problems. I find myself doubting if I’m still the person I know I’m meant to be in Christ. It’s hard thinking about this and not get discouraged. But recently things have been happening that make me think I was wrong doubting myself. I’ve been having strength in such difficult times, that I shock myself sometimes.

For example:

About three or so weeks ago my Uncle who I am extremely close to got diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease). My mom got the call minutes before walking into the doors of the Albany Worships service that was held at our church. After service when she told me the news she just broke down crying. I stood there in the back of the sanctuary holding her while she cried. I kept telling her that this is all going to be ok, that God can take this situation and turn it around. He’s the God of healing, and healing through Him is possible. I never could have imagined I would say those words. I’m usually the one who needs consoling in times like that, yet I was the one giving console to someone else.

I once thought I wasn’t growing in God this past year, but now I see I have.


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