Count it a joy to suffer for Jesus. If the Christian walk isn’t a joy for you, then it’s a sign of your poor spiritual state.
Our fight is against a supernatural enemy. It can be fought only spiritually. If you aren’t in Christ, mentally and emotionally, you will end up complaining and questioning God.
How terrible for man to be in a state to question God! When you lose the vision of the cross, and the precious blood shed for all, your minds and hearts scatter to old natures. You will find yourselves struggling spiritually. The fleshly desires tries to takeover.
It’s easier to lose yourself in the world but difficult to find yourself in Christ daily. Unless you don’t learn to care for your spiritual man, the flesh will always overcome you and make you question your very existence.
You don’t need to prove yourself to anyone. Except God. He is the one we need to please. Without faith it is impossible to please God. When you suffer for Jesus, exercise your faith. Faith is evidenced in trusting and obeying God’s word. Don’t let your mind wander to unnecessary thoughts and imaginations. Stay in prayer and gratitude. Let God’s peace flow into your mind and heart.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:2-4
Be blessed 💕