Do you struggle in your Christian life? Battle overcoming burnout? Have you ever made a resolution then broken it? A promise to God that you didn’t keep? Have you ever hurt someone you love, spent money foolishly, or wanted to snatch the words you just spoke and stuff them back in your mouth? Me, too.
I need help in this Christian life, a lot of help. Thankfully, for every area with which we struggle Jesus has an answer. Really.
Take this brief quiz below by checking ‘yes’ to all the things in your life that could use supernatural help.
Like me, have you checked more ‘yeses’ than ‘no’s’? At first blush, it may appear as if this means that we are terminally immature believers, but just the opposite is true. Listen to the Apostle Paul as he explains his neediness.
It happens so regularly that it’s predictable. The moment I decide to do good, sin is there to trip me up. I truly delight in God’s commands, but it’s pretty obvious that not all of me joins in that delight. Parts of me covertly rebel, and just when I least expect it, they take charge. I’ve tried everything and nothing helps. I’m at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me? Romans 7:21-24 (MSG)
It is not unnatural to struggle; we all do. There is a war continually taking place between our flesh and God’s Spirit. The question is not “Will I struggle in life?” Instead, the question to ask is, “What will allow me to walk in victory in the midst of this difficulty?”
If you looked up each of the verses listed by each of the various areas of struggle you found that the answer is always the same – power for Christian living can only come through the moment by moment provision of God’s Holy Spirit.
You don’t need to be smarter or to work harder. All you and I need is to continually …filled with the Spirit Ephesians 5:18 (NIV). Daily live surrendered to the Holy Spirit and your life will be filled with supernatural power from on high.
Listen to audio “Overcoming Burnout” & Learn:
Hear the true account of a missionary who even while dying from hunger and thirst still called himself “happy beyond expression.” Learn his secret to inexpressible joy. Discover the amazing yet often overlooked role of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives.
- Be inspired by learning what God can do in and for you
- Be challenged to daily seek power from on high
- Be refreshed by remembering God’s absolute commitment to you