“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye."
He did not take us out of this world because He knew that in order to preach the message to the whole world we would have to shine forth His light. There are times when we are walking through the trenches and the mud feels heavy. Picking up one foot to move forward feels cumbersome. We get weary or feel heavy trodden. Our sins or our past feel ever before us. The enemy whispers discouragement or accusations into our ears, especially if there is an area we struggle in.
We are in a spiritual war. We are on a journey and its okay to be uncertain and unsure and scared. I'm sure that the warriors of old felt all those same feelings we feel now. But if you are striving to live for HIM than you can trust He has you. Even when you stumble and fall. He has you.