There are two opposing forces - the winds of culture and the will of Christ. As much as we try to mesh them together - to fit into culture, to be like everyone else, and still follow Jesus, there’re points that where they conflict with each other. That’s when we feel it - the pressure to conform, to acquiesce to others, go with the flow, and not buck the system. But at what price?
Stress is a part of life. Family responsibilities, paying the bills, work demands, and hardship seem to come at us in waves. These are pressure points in all our lives, but does that mean we have to be stressed out all the time? We’ll be discovering timeless principles that will bring peace in the midst of pressure.
Everything rises & falls on leadership. Nowhere is that more true than in the church of Jesus. With so many Christian leaders failing morally, so many TV preachers asking for money and too many stories of church hypocrisy, it makes us wonder if we can really follow the leaders God has instituted.
No one said life is easy. That’s because it isn’t. In fact, it seems like that often times we are swimming upstream against some invisible force. The truth is, we are. Life throws us difficulties. Relationships are always a challenge. Work is just a drag. Life leaves us Fr#$tr@ted. We’ll find out why that is and what God’s solution is for every frustration we face.