It's so hard to be a Christian Parent...a Christian Friend...
a Christian Spouse.
It seems that we have so much pressure
to always do, say, be perfect. To set the eXample.
And do I hold the bar too high for others?
A mature Christian realizes that there is no perfection that's
attainable. We can only live life knowing that we have
been redeemed of all our imperfections (sins). A price was
paid 'for us' by Jesus and we can't do anything to pay
Him back. For that reason it's hard to be the eXample.
I wonder if I'm trying to hold other people to that standard
without realizing it? Do I try to hold my
children, friends and spouse to a higher standard because
of the example set by Jesus Christ?
What's wrong with me? Don't I know that that's not
I need to be a better Christian. period.
I need to Set the eXample more than I eXpect the eXample!
I'm going to work on my Christian maturity this week.