As frustrating as getting my computer up and running is, I can see a lot of similarities with getting started on our journey as a Christian. When we start feeling the draw towards God, we start a decision making process. Then we make the decision to become a follower of Jesus. We are excited and ready to start living our spirit filled life! Very quickly we realize, it isn't that easy. There has to be a 'clean up' process. We have to eliminate the junk that causes our new life to be bogged down and not operate as smoothly as it could. After we get the junk discarded, we have to start downloading the information we need to operate our new life in all the ways we dreamed of.
Have you ever known someone that became discouraged because their new life as a Christian did not change as quickly as they had hoped? How can you come along side them and encourage them? Could you mentor them? If that discouraged Christian is you, know that it is a process. Don't get too hard on yourself and become discouraged. Talk to other Christians and asked them how they got through similar situations. Ask a Christian you admire, if they would mentor you! We have to help each other! It is the way God established it! It is part of the process.
Encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.