Do you have a hard time letting go and trusting God? Do you struggle to focus on the things that matter most in life? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us struggle with different aspects of Christian living. This guide will help you letting Jesus take the wheel when it comes to Christian living. You won’t have to struggle with these struggles forever—but they are common for new believers and new Christians. Keep reading to learn more!
What is Christian Living?
Christian living is the process of seeking to follow Christ and live according to the Bible. It means being fully devoted to God and living out His love and ways in every area of your life. Christian living can also be defined as the practice of Christianity by which people are transformed in their consciousness and behavior as they act under the influence of the Holy Spirit. It’s the idea of being a Christ-follower who is fully devoted to God and living out His love and ways in every area of your life. That can look different for different people, but Christians have common traits that make them different from non-Christians.
Why Is It So Hard to Let Go and Trust God?
When you first become a Christian, it can be really hard to let go of your control and fully trust God. It’s normal to want to control everything and be really hard on yourself as you learn to rely on God. But God never meant for you to be stressed and anxious about your life. He wants you to feel free and enjoy your relationship with Him. We have a tendency to control things because we don’t have a healthy view of God. When we rely on our own strengths, we tend to be disappointed in the results. We need to stop trying to control everything and let God do His thing in us, through us, and around us.
Don’t Be Discouraged By Your Struggles
When you first start out as a Christian, you’re bound to struggle in some areas. Struggles don’t mean you’re not a good person or that God is displeased with you. Struggles are normal and part of the Christian life journey. It’s also important to know that you don’t have to be perfect and have everything figured out right now. It’s a life-long journey—and you have time to learn through your mistakes. What’s most important is that you don’t give up on yourself or your relationship with God. Be willing to let God work through you and transform you over time.
Decide What Really Matters Most to You
When it comes to Christian living, it’s important to decide what matters most to you. For example, do you want to be a great parent and spend time with your kids each day? Or do you want to read the Bible every day? Do you want to work on improving your relationship with your spouse? Do you want to work extra hard at your job? All of these things matter, of course, and you can’t do them all at the same time. You have to figure out what’s most important to you and your family. And then you have to make choices about how you’re going to spend your time.
Ask for Help From the Holy Spirit
Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of maturity and strength. In fact, God wants you to know He’s there and ready to help you with anything you’re facing. But you have to ask Him for help. Christian living means that you are fully dependent on God for everything. You need God for love, hope, joy, strength, comfort, and all of life’s necessities. And you may find that you have to ask for help from God over and over again. You also need to be willing to receive God’s help. You have to be open to His leading in your life and embrace His leading. You can’t expect God to offer you help if you’re refusing to ask Him.
Take a Step Back and Watch How God Responds
When you really want to see how God responds, you have to step back and watch. This can be hard because we want things to happen right now. We want to see immediate results and get everything done in a day that God may not have planned for us yet. But if you take a step back and wait for God, He will show up and show off. If you’re patient and humble, you can experience a lot of God’s grace and power in your life. And you can also experience a lot of God’s love for you. You may have to wait for a little while, but it’s worth it. God’s timing is always perfect—and He knows what is best for you.
Christian living is about spending time with God, reading His Word, and listening to His voice. It’s about relying on God for help with everything—including our emotions. It’s about being a friend to ourselves and treating ourselves with kindness and self-love. It’s also about serving others. It’s about loving others, no matter who they are or what they’ve done. It’s about learning to let go and trust God more. It’s about accepting God’s love and grace. It’s about growing in your faith, forgiving yourself and others, and letting go of the things that weigh you down. It’s about letting go of your need to control everything and trusting God to take care of you.