Someone once asked me, if I could change anything about myself, what would it be. My response was, I would be a horrible person. That’s a sad reply I know, but at the time, it was exactly how I felt. It’s not always easy, having constantly to turn the other cheek. 

Sometimes the most difficult life to live is the one we preach. I don’t always feel like practicing what I preach, but I do it anyway. Because feelings are fleeting, and tomorrow I’ll wish I did better because I knew better, and my convictions win above what I think makes sense. But it’s no easy task. 

Like the time I had to choose love in the face of evil. Or the time I had to forgive when I was the one ripped apart. Always having to take the high road, ’cause folks are watching as I try my utmost best to mirror Christ, has become a bit of a burden. But I thank God I don’t have to carry it alone. 

The hardest thing about being a Christian, is that you have to practice what you preach. My struggle may not be yours, maybe there is something else that you battle with. Whatever it is, God’s Grace is enough to carry it, and his strength far outweighs our time of weakness. God is fighting for you, as you strive to be more like him. 

Written by: Shenelle Wallace