Aunt Cheryl, you are the one who has inspired this post (the comment you left about accountability being two way). :)
I am a creation of the same God who created the starry nights I love so much. I'm me as unique as that may be. Yet, I doubt I'm as different as I feel sometimes. Many times I feel like I'm unusual in my struggles. You know, that "everyone who has been saved as long as I've been is beyond this" syndrome. Been there and stay there often.
The problem is I'm not alone and neither are you. Now, this doesn't seem like a problem except that we all believe the lie- "somehow we are not as strong as other Christians". If Christians would be open and honest about where we are, where we want to go, and the struggles we go through to get there; we would be more unified.
Honestly, I'm no where near where I want to be....I'm no where near where I should be considering how long I've had a relationship with God....I struggle with things that I should have conquered long ago....
What keeps us here?
We all struggle.
PRIDE ( at least that is my problem)
I have too much pride to be honest with you about my struggles. I tend to keep things to myself. Add pride to that....I have a problem.
Here's what I'm learning: We are all in the same boat. You have either been through the trial I'm in, you know someone who has/is/will, or you will.
So there. I'll help you! Please help me!
In His Love,