1. Seems like God Blesses the “Bad people” more
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. – 1 Corinthians 15:58
Have you ever tried to live a life that is pleasing to God; You went to church faithfully, you tithe faithfully, you read your Bible faithfully, and you prayed faithfully, but it seemed like no matter what you did, you were constantly suffering in some area of your life; whether it was financially, in your relationships/marriage, your health etc.
Meanwhile you look around at people around you who are not believers or who are believers, but are lukewarm in their Christian walk and notice that they are doing well. It appears that they have the perfect life; blessed and highly favored.
That’s what the devil wants you to think. The question is… Is it a blessing from God or is it a distraction from the devil? I don’t know, but if it’s not from God, I don’t want it.
2. We should do whatever makes us happy
You should do what’s right and sometimes doing the right thing is not the easiest or the funnest thing. That’s why it’s a sacrifice. If the Christian walk were easy, we wouldn’t need to exercise our faith.
Our joy should be in doing things that make God happy because in the end that’s all that matters.
The Bible never promises happiness to everyone who believes. In fact, it says “All who will live Godly will suffer” in this life (2nd Tim 3:12). Jesus was even more vivid in saying, “the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few” (Matt 7:14). That’ doesn’t sound to me like this is my best life now. No, our best life is coming in the kingdom.
3. God Is a forgiving God …so it’s okay
Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out. – Acts 3:19
God knew we would struggle with sin in our Christian walk. It’s no surprise to Him. But we live in a world where we no longer struggle with sin, we celebrate it. This is not right.
The Bible says we are to repent of our sins. This is the easy part. BUT it also adds that once we repent, we are to turn away from it. This is the step that most neglect to take.
God is always there to lift us up when we stumble in our Christian walk, even when we sin. He accepts us for who we are flaws and all no doubt, but if we repent and are truly sorry, our next course of action should be trying to avoid making the same mistakes over and over and over again.
Instead of using “I’m human” as an excuse to do wrong, try using “I’m saved” as a reason to do right!
If we can learn to recognize the voice of the Devil, then we can realize that every word he and his demons say is a lie, because he’s the father of lies (John 8:44).
In fact, the only time you can believe the Devil is when he says he’s a liar. If you stay connected to the Word of God, you’ll be more able to discern Satan’s lies and know when to turn a deaf ear to him, especially knowing he’s a liar, and has been one from the beginning (Gen 3).
I don’t know about you, but at the end of this life when I stand before God on judgement day, I want to hear Him to say… “Well done”