“It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” — Galatians 2:20.
What does it mean to live our faith in the real world today? Sometimes, this is hard for me, because in addition to a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, I also have a master’s degree in theology. You would think that with all that knowledge and education, it would be easy for me to know the right thing to do in every situation and to make the choice to do it without hesitation.
But sadly, I must say, I still have to think in some situations, those that I wish in my heart would have answers that come easily and smoothly for me. To know what the right thing to do is. I think to myself that I should just know it and do it without having to really think about it. That making good decisions should be as easy as breathing.
But seriously, I ask myself. Is that realistic? Just because I’m an educated Christian, don’t I think I should have to process decisions and grapple to find the right solution when complicated circumstances arise?
We may all want to say that it is Christ who lives in us, and yet we are still human and there will be moments that we must work to bring our choices in line with what we know He would want of us.
So what decision are you making today that is causing you anxiety or a bit of difficulty? If you can, find someone to talk with who knows you and understands your heart and your desire to live your life according to Christian values. Just because we’re Christian doesn’t mean we have a guarantee that we will always know exactly what to do in every situation.
Kate Walsh Soucheray is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Stillwater. She works at Christian Heart Counseling at 275 Third St. South and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-439-2059 extension 718.