Becoming Like Jesus

One of my greatest desires as a pastor is to make disciples. To excite them to give all they have to Jesus, after all, that’s what he’s called every one of us to do. But this life that Jesus has called us to is a life that is life of struggle. But in this sense the struggle is not a bad thing for us. If we want to grow stronger in our relationship with Jesus, we are going to have to lean into those struggles and let the Holy Spirit grow us by those struggles. Just as weightlifters understand the process of growing stronger is to continually adding weight It’s called desirable difficulty. And we must have the attitude of perseverance to get through it all. Jesus tried to warn us when he told us that the world hated him so, it was going to hate us. He told us that we would have troubles, but he has overcome for us. So, I have to ask us all a big, huge question: What makes us think we can become life Jesus without being betrayed by a Judas, denied by a Peter, scoffed at and made fun of by a Pharisee, mocked by Roman soldiers or tempted by the Enemy? What? For us to become disciples of Jesus, we have to go through what he went through to become like him. Let’s pray today that as he molds us into being his disciples that we will lean into the process and take advantage of the desirable difficulties.

Published by advicefromyourunclerobin

Robin is a Pastor, has been for 40 years. He is married to Jayme and together they have 7 children. Candace, Courtney, Cassidy, Caleb, Kally, Collin & Jacob. Robin & Jayme have great and awesome grandchildren. He loves his Webb City Cardinals, the St. Louis Cardinals. He also tries to go golfing and fly fishing whenever he can - but not nearly enough.

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