Yo-Yo Christianity

“But suppose we seek to be made right with God through faith in Christ and then we are found guilty because we have abandoned the law. Would that mean Christ has led us into sin? Absolutely not! Rather, I am a sinner if I rebuild the old system of law I already tore down.” Galatians 2:17-18

Change can be difficult sometimes, just because it’s change. We like the familiar, even when a particular change is obviously and overwhelmingly better for us. Sometimes we are devoid of faith, and our spiritual eyes are blind to all that God is doing. We long for the good old days, when things were familiar to us.

Ecclesiastes 7:10 says, “Don’t long for ‘the good old days.’ This is not wise.”

I recall a time when I accepted a new job that was better in every way from my previous employment. Yet, the change was difficult. There were weeks when I longed for the familiar ways of old, even though I knew God wanted me in the new position. I was being a yo-yo.

Being a yo-yo displays a lack of faith. What it really says is, “I don’t trust God to know what’s best for me.” But, has God ever let us down? Has He ever broken any of His promises? The answer is an overwhelming “no.” God proves Himself to us each and every moment of each and every day.

Romans 3:22 tells us, “We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.”

We must choose to believe. It is a matter of the will.

Romans 6:16 says, “Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.”

May you put the yo-yo days of Christianity behind you by exercising your faith to believe in Jesus Christ today.


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