“Live your daily life in a way that you never lose yourself. When you are carried away with your worries, fears, cravings, anger, and desire, you run away from yourself and you lose yourself. The practice is always to go back to oneself.”—Thich Nhat Hanh (via thefreenomad)
I struggle constantly with the concept of forgiveness. As Christians, we’re taught to believe that God will always forgive you, no matter what you do as long as you’re sincerely sorry.
It scares me that I’m getting to the point where I’m taking advantage of God’s love. These days I tend to do whatever I want knowing I can just pray and ask for forgiveness later.
Why would God be so willing to forgive us if we are knowingly doing wrong?
Being a christian is not easy. And i’m not talking about the type of Christianity where you pick the parts that are convenient for you to accept. I’m talking of the type of christianity where you totally surrender everything to God and just live like he wants you to. I’m still trying to get to that point and these days its just getting harder. Ever since I got baptized temptation is just permanently around me.
I know a lot of people are watching me, waiting for me to slip up. Other people tell me that the change they see in me is encouraging them to want to change too.
I’ve come a long way in terms of my salvation since last year, but I still have a long way to go. And that’s what scares me. That I won’t be strong enough to keep going.