Christian Questions – Is there something wrong with me?


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I’ve been a Christian now for about 2 years now and I don’t feel the same way I did when I was first saved and I’m beginning to get concerned despite the fact I’m trying really hard.  Is there something wrong with me?
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Hello and thanks for your question.  The very fact you’re a bit concerned tells me that you seem like a genuinely saved person so firstly, don’t worry, it’s a natural feeling to feel.  You’ve got an exciting life to look forward to and you’ll have your ups and your downs like any Christian, simply because the Christian life is a life of growth as God challenges us and moulds our character to become more like Christ and prepare us for his will for us. God wants the very best for us and sometimes that means taking us through difficult seasons during in which we can feel a little touch with God a bit but don’t worry, it’s perfectly natural.
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I’ve been doing this for quite some time and even as I write this, I feel like I’m being tremendously challenged by God as he moves me forward in my Christian life. God tells us in his Word that he is the vine and we are the branches, when God sees that fruit is growing in our lives, he urges us forward to produce even more fruit and sometimes that can be difficult.  I must admit, I still tend to have a pretty poor attitude about that and feel a little out of touch at times but Christian, never for a moment, doubt that God loves you and that your salvation is secure in him.
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We will have our ups and downs, if you have a real heart for God and are seeking his will, you’ll not only experience uncomfortable times of God urging us on but in the end, you’ll experience the mountain tops too, which is well worth the waiting goal. Never ever doubt your salvation and love in him though, so allow me to give you a little well-known illustration for you hold on to. Take a pound/dollar etc note and look upon it as your salvation in Jesus then put it in your pocket. Keep it there for a period of time and as the days pass you’ll find that you’ll have up days, quieter days and exciting days but each time, look at that bill and ask yourself the question – Over that period of time whether up, down or excited, did that bill ever change in value?, the answer of course is no and it’s the same with our salvation. Our moods, attitudes, circumstances and challenges might change but our salvation in Jesus Christ never does so don’t doubt, just trust him.
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Friend don’t worry about it, it sounds like you have a good heart for God and just remember, you’re only 2 years old.  Everybody’s different and we all grow at different times and are experiencing different stages of our Christian walk, so just focus on God, he loves you with a passion and whatever you’re experiencing you can be sure, it’s just a passage to another great place with him.
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About Pastor Steven

Steven Birnie is a former local Church Minister and the author of Christian publications which include non-fiction, fictional and teaching eBooks with audio sermons. From the north-east coast of Scotland, Pastor Steven is married to Sharon and together, they have two young children called Emily and David. After seven years of training, three years of overseeing youth and young adults and, three years of being the Assistant Pastor in his local Church, Pastor Steven moved on to focus on writing Christian Publications. In the future, he hopes to open a Christian Children’s Home in his home town and write The Tribulation Soldier, his newest Series of Fictional, Military EBooks on the End Times, the Rapture and the Tribulation Period, as a 2.5 Million Word Series. But despite continuing pastoral work and writing, Steven remains devoted to his children, enjoying his family life with caravan holidays in the Highlands, fishing, canoeing and his favourite pastime, riding his motorbike through the Scottish countryside.