Being a Christian isn't easy to say the least. Hopefully this blog effects change in those that read it and helps enlighten & empower readers to keep / place GOD at the center of their life.
Posted 7/26/15 at 1:19 AM | Kiel Khan
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My hope is, that anyone reading this, won't read it as if reading a menu and just glance through it but will truly read it and allow it to effect change in their life.
"I believe in order that I may understand." I heard that line and the more I thought about it on a spiritual level the more I realized how dimensional it was. Not being limited to just belief with regard to understanding Christ but also with regard to being compassionate to others. This belief isn't the modern day interpretation of it where by people say "Yeah I believe in .......... " That is more acknowledgement of something than anything else and doesn't compel. The belief I am talking about is all encompassing and couples acknowledgement with action. Belief in Christ allows me to experience what it means to place my life in him. Accepting, by Faith, I am able to experience and once I experience, I know. That knowledge compels me to act. This compassion through belief opens me up to understanding myself and others more. The ability to understand my significant other and us is as a direct result of that belief in GOD. That willingness to place my faith in God affirms the confidence in our future.
By ourselves neither of us is good enough for the other to be in a stable fulfilling relationship. Through God though we are. Through God I know how I am supposed to deal with situations and persons in life. Through God I am able to deal with the difficulties we encounter as a couple because I am able to think more and react less. Who I was, didn't allow me to be in the type of relationship that I wanted. Who I am now is far better equipped but still not there yet and is why I am constantly allowing myself to change to become better, not for my significant other but because of them. I am able to see now where my short comings are and where I need to work on. Allowing myself to change for them only makes me feel like it's not genuine and it's for someone and leads to only temporary fulfillment. All that changes once things aren't so great, and feels like more of a character change leaving a sense of being compromised. But by allowing myself to change because of them, makes me realize that by myself I am limited and so I need to become better to understand, relate and empathize. I allow myself to change for me, because I see the need to in order for me to grow in all aspects. I am also made aware of my short comings when I read;
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (Colossians 3:12-14 NIV) FULL POST