Be on Guard

Lazy. Cocky. Busy. I’m not sure which adjective describes how I let gluten invade my body; nonetheless, it happened. I have been suffering for three weeks now all because I let my guard down. It’s a tedious lifestyle that requires self-control, a ton of planning, and let’s be honest – missing out. With Celiac Disease, one slip up can wreck havoc on my livelihood for weeks, and that’s no exaggeration.

But it got me thinking. Isn’t this the same thing we do in our relationship with Christ? We get to feeling good. We get in a routine. We get comfortable — and we let our guard down. Before we know it something small, minute, slips its way in and takes over.

Having a meaningful relationship with Christ requires work. A lot of work. We should be so hyper-focused on this relationship that we don’t allow ourselves to get lazy. We can’t afford or allow ourselves to get comfortable. We have to put in the work. We have to practice self-control, we have to plan, and we may even have to miss out on some things. But guess what – having a healthy, meaningful relationship with Christ is so worth it.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” – 1 Peter 5:8

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