I think for me it is really learning how to die to self and live for God. Wait a minute, doesn’t that sum up the entirety of being a Christian? Maybe I have trouble with the whole thing as I continue to learn how not to let my self get in the way. Maybe for some the beginning of their walk with God was the hardest part – breaking from their past. For those of us who grew up in the church we find that the hardest part comes later. The act of dying to self and living for God is played out in our baptism and is lived out every day after. Jumping out of the blocks when the gun shoots and the race begins is the part that hurts the least. It is usually the later laps that really challenge the runner to the limit.
I am curious, what is the hardest part about being a Christian for you?