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Over time, Young Dreams Matter has successfully led us through the areas we can be confused generally down to the part where Christians are not exempted from the rough equation. If you are yet to follow any of the series, we urge you to do so.
Every series carries what the other does not, and they are unique. You can start reading from Is it okay to be confused about life, to the last now 8 undeniable reasons for Christian’s confusion about life.
So, now that we have finished the series and have slightly concluded that successfully passing through these makes us a winning Christian. The question now is, can a winning Christian be confused about life?
You will find out about this, but first, let’s know who a winning Christian is.
Who is a winning Christian?
A winning Christian is a Christian that has started their walk with GOD right and is successfully making him or herself available for GOD’S use. A winning Christian understands the importance of intimacy and is willing to make adjustments where necessary and to not truncate the will of GOD in and through his or her life.
If this is the testimony of the winning Christian, then how can a winning Christian still be confused about life?
Well, you remember the part of the scripture that says, “If a man also strives for masteries, yet is he not crowned except he strives lawfully.” 2 Timothy 2:5
If you started strong, you must continue stronger until it is finished and like Apostle Paul said in 2 Timothy 4:7, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
This, too, can be our testimony.
That you are a winning Christian does not mean you will win or have won. So wake up if people’s applause make you feel you have won.
Apostle Joshua Selman said, “People can clap you to your grave”, so do not get used to the cheers. It was the same crowd that wanted JESUS to be their king that escorted HIM to the cross. The same crowd chassed the disciples for miracles that persecuted them.
So, to the question;
Can a winning Christian be confused about life?
Yes, a winning Christian can be confused about life.
No matter the stage we get as Christians, the devil is always on the lookout to fashion weapons against any weakness we might have, even heading to the top, no matter how sincere we are.
No wonder Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 10:12
“Therefore, let anyone who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.”
The AMPC version says, “Therefore let anyone who thinks stands (who feels sure that he has a steadfast mind and is standing firm, take heed lest he fall (into sin)
A great man of GOD will always give an example of how dangerous it is to fall as you climb the ladder of greatness in GOD.
The gravity at which one falls from a plane is not close to the seriousness at which one falls from a two-storey building. The damage is quite different, too.
We must always acknowledge that we are humans and can easily fall into the trap if we play around it.
Apostle Paul says in Galatians 5:9, “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.” KJV
AMPC Says, “A little leaven (a Slight inclination to error or a few false teachers) leavens the whole lump (it perverts the whole conception of faith or misleads the whole church)
So, a winning Christian, that dear man and woman of GOD, can be confused about life when we give into deceit. You and I can start rising with so much precision, but something happens along the way that shifts our focus and introduces CONFUSION.
That is why we should never boast of our achievements or forget who we are unassisted by the spirit.
So, congratulations if you are winning. Congratulations, you are winning the battle of unbelief and doubt. Congratulations that you are giving up your will for the will of GOD to reign. Way to go, that you are not letting the circumstances of life drag you down.
However, the question remains: are we going to finish strong? In the church I attend (House of Refuge, Enugu), our pastor’s wife, Pastor MaryJane Ani, told us a story of a man who has served GOD for forty-five years but has given up.
The man’s statement has been that GOD should reward him for the ones he has run.
So, forty-five years of diligence in walking with GOD and working for GOD is now about to count for nothing. So, it is possible to serve GOD for even fifty years or sixty and still give up.
Can a winning Christian be confused about life? I am convinced that you can answer the question now. A WINNING CHRISTIAN CAN BE CONFUSED ABOUT LIFE. That is why we must not consider ourselves yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing we sure must do is to forget what is behind us and strain towards what is ahead. NIV
Philippians 3:13 KJV
“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.”
A WINNING CHRISTIAN CAN BE CONFUSED ABOUT LIFE.
What can make a winning Christian to be confused about life?
So, let’s say we are merely claiming this, which we are not. What can make a winning Christian to be confused about life? Why should a winning Christian still be confused about life?
There are so many reasons why a winning Christian can be confused about life. And like we have been doing, because of the depth of each reason, we would not overwhelm you with them.
More so, because these reasons are more than I expected, we will walk you through this series twice. So we call this part 1.
What can make a winning Christian to be confused about life? The 8 reasons why winning Christians are confused about life part 1
- You are trying to figure it all out
- You are giving into familiarity
- You are allowing fear to grip you
- You are not discerning seasons
- You are beginning to idolize your VISION
- You are not learning through your PAIN
- You are not subjecting yourself to strict mentorship and trainings
- Your heart is being corrupted.
In this guide, ‘Can a winning Christian be confused about life?’ we learned that a winning Christian can be confused about life.
So, now that you know that a winning Christian can be confused about life, are you ready to follow the coming series?
Whilst you await the coming series, please get conversant with the other series. I cannot even share how many times I go back to the series to learn because as much as GOD is speaking to you through us, HE is mercifully speaking to me too, and I do not take it for granted.
We cannot wait to walk you through the next series until we meet again, continue seeking the face of your creator and lover.