Is Christianity in Dire Straits – Part I?

Symptoms of being in dire straits:

Burned out…
Not a fan of your earlier work…
Too many expectations…
No hope for a return…

Mark Knopfler and his boys dealt with similar issues and it killed them…

Dire Straits was considered by many to be the premiere rock band of the mid ’80s after their hit Money for Nothing and the video that followed it…

But the pressures of trying to be the best got to them and they separated…

Sound familiar? It should…

If we aren’t careful, we too can get caught up in the game of Christianity…

We get burned out trying to be something or someone we’re not…

Or we never forgive ourselves for things we’ve done…

Or maybe we do accomplish something great, receive the accolades, but then spend the rest of our lives trying to relive that moment…

Christianity, if viewed improperly, can be overbearing. It can be confusing and tiring and frustrating…

It can do to you what it did to the Dire Straits – ruin you…

But, if viewed in the proper light and relationship, it brings life. It brings joy. It brings hope…

If at any point on your Christian journey you get discouraged or exhausted or begin to feel like you’re in Dire Straits – remember that you have the great Sultan of Swing on your side and in your heart…

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