Is being Christ like a burden? Are we not supposed to be one with the father as Jesus was? “That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.” (John 17:21, NIV). I am sure there may be some who have reached this supreme initiation of glory to glory; I have yet to meet one. A worthy goal, it causes many problems. We begin chasing divine alignment through works. Seeking the approval of others, for our own ego satisfaction. The result is guilt, anxiety, fear and worry.
The Apostle speaking of our death, “Now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.” (1John 3:2, NIV). As spiritual children, we will miss the mark. Not that we should be ashamed of our humanity. God knows this, “Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God.” (2 Corinthians 3:4-5). Christians will struggle endlessly to be like Christ. Understanding that 99.99 percent of us will never reach perfection on earth. I leave a possibility of .01 percent because I just do not know. To get bent out of shape because of our mistakes and failures is playing into the hands of the evil one.
Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll.
The Apostle writes, “We demolish arguments and pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5, NIV). Thoughts of sex, drugs, and rock and roll; should not create guilt. We are human; we are going to think like humans. Rid ourselves of the shame of humanity. It is not our fault! Being Christ like should not be a burden. We are spiritual children and will continue to be till we see him.
Remember, “For God hath not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV). Christianity has a high burn out rate. People have the “saved” experience creating a buzz of excitement. Slowly manifesting a heavy weight of guilt. Guard your hearts and minds from the guilt that our fellow Christians place upon us. This may mean deconstructing everything that you once thought about Christianity. Is being Christ like a burden? My answer. Do not worry about it, be happy, love God, love people and forget about the rest!