The old nature
Here is something I read on Facebook.
The old nature
by Zach Whitsel
I have a quick temper. My family has no doubt seen me at my worst.
I have a lust problem. I deal with that struggle. every. single. day.
I don’t take correction very well. In fact, I’m easily offended when questioned. Even when I’m wrong. Because I like to think I’m never wrong.
Selfishness is an issue for me. I work pretty hard to make sure all my needs are met even when other people around me have more important needs.
I really, REALLY want approval. I’m a people-pleaser by nature, and it’s made a slave out of me more than once in my life.
I make hasty decisions that don’t always turn out well.
I battle bitterness off and on toward people who have hurt me.
I’m not always honest about my struggles.
I have entitlement issues. I feel like I deserve some things before I earn them.
I have insecurities that cause me to constantly doubt my gifts and callings.
I even doubt my faith sometimes.
Pride is my downfall. Sometimes I think I’m better than other people when I see them struggling in an area that I’m strong in.
When you start getting close to Christians, you start finding a lot of people like me. Christ shines through in some areas and we show through in others. We are lives filled with contradictions. That’s why your faith journey must be a personal one and not something you’ve built on another person or group of people. Jesus is worth walking with. When you walk with Jesus, though, you’ll find yourself in crowds of broken people. And that’s ok. In fact, that’s how it should be. The Forgiver attracts offenders. Just don’t get distracted by all the humanity like me around you. We aren’t what this journey of yours is about.