Published on 03/06/2017
I never met the Bible teacher personally, but somehow he knew exactly what was going on inside of me. He pinpointed the source of my frustration. I was trying to be successful in the Christian life by trying harder. It’s a path that doesn’t lead to godliness, or to joy or peace. I was living proof. The harder I tried to be God’s guy, the more I sinned. I was doing the Christian life all wrong. Funny thing — the phrase “try harder” is not in the Bible. Maybe you believe God is telling you to try harder or be better. If so, would you let go of that thought right now? It did not come from God. No, the Christian life is all about trusting the One who loved you and gave himself for you. This is the simple route to victorious living.