Tell me if I'm the only one..........
You find God for the first time and you can't get enough! You want to be at church anytime the doors are open; you ask where you can help out all the time; you are on fire for God!!!! But then........the world wins. You start to lose your fire and let the ways of the world seep into your everyday life. You go back to old routines, you renew bad relationships; basically, you turn your back on God.
Unfortunately, I am guilty of this, and on more than one occasion. I've caught fire, just to let the world rain on my spirit and douse the embers of my spiritual journey. Don't get me wrong: I've always loved God! I've never been a borderline atheist or anything like that! But.....I have had doubts before. I've said things like, "I've prayed so many times and have never gotten any resolution; "I guess He isn't listening to me," or, "if He really cared for me, He wouldn't let me go through this." What some of us as Christians fail to realize is God will never let us break. He may lead us through the lowest of lows, but He will never leave us alone. Did he let Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego perish in the fire? No. Did he let Noah drown in the floods? No. He gave all of them a way out. And He gives us a way out everyday!
I caught fire again recently, and this time I have NO intention of letting the world snuff it out! Be strong in your faith; trust God always! He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will always place you where you belong. If you are going through a tough time, just know it is only for a season; God will never let you go through it alone. "For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, for whosoever believeth in Him shall never perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16) God Bless!