Click here to link to the entire blog: Expect Trouble. by Paul Tripp (blogger on http://www.gospelcoalition.org)
This blog post is directed mainly towards those in pastoral positions, but the tone and message becomes quite applicable to all who carry the name: Christian and desire to live the life God has called them to:
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But it’s vital that you live with eyes and heart open to what Scripture says to you about you and the community of faith. If you do, you’ll live in a way that’s humble and needy, seeking the grace and wisdom that you so desperately need and that God so willingly and lovingly gives. Be realistic. Remember, there’s amazing grace for every realistic thing, in your life and ministry, you’ll be called to face.