We need to realize that we may always struggle with some things. Some temptations might never go away. This is what it means to be humans in a world that has rejected God. This is what it means to be a descendant of Adam and Eve. Life is always a battle to be holy.
Today I thank God for my eyes,
Whose sight is at each dawn renewed,
Who lift their gaze toward the skies
To well with tears of gratitude.
What if God’s people prayed?
In 2010, a pregnancy center dedicated to supporting women who face unplanned pregnancies opened in my area. I was ready. Just a few months before, I had gone through the training at the “parent” center, to be the advocate who supported the women who came through the center’s doors. Now I had a center right in my neighborhood, and I was excited to serve there.
But, especially in my area, it takes a while for people to know of the new place in town, and it takes even longer for them to trust it. My enthusiasm and energy were not met by a dramatic tide of pregnant women. In fact, for month after month, our doors were open, but very few walked through them.
None of my life has gone the way it was "supposed to go," but I don't love my life any less because of the hardships and new directions. I see so much unexpected good in it, and I want others to see the good in theirs.