“Changing our lives in order to make room for [Jesus] can be scary because you’ll find yourself becoming hyper-aware of all the things that need to be changed. And after you get over the hump of laying down your entire life at his feet for more of him, you may find that the people who mean the most to you won’t understand. Even Christians find it hard to comprehend why on earth you don’t want to do little things anymore, like watching television, gossiping, or being on your phone as much. The everyday habits of ordinary people seem harmless because everyone’s doing it and it’s normal. You’ll scare them. You might seem more distant than usual. This is such a hard thing to walk through, and you’ll want to give up because you want them to approve of you… You want them to be proud of you, and encourage you, but instead they just grow wary of you and draw away.
But I promise you, making sacrifices to live this life of freedom is so worth it. It’s so worth it to pursue God through every single thing that tries to hold you back. People on the same journey will walk with you when you need it most, Faith will guide you, and every word that comes from God’s mouth will be what sustains you.” – Markie Myers in They see us prayin’, they hatin’