The right living challenge
How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. (Psalm 119:9)
People nowadays love challenges. Be it riding a water buffalo or opening the parachute in the air just a few feet before one can connect with the ground. It may feel nostalgic, you might even get famous but at the end of the day you’d know that next day you have to get to regular life to maintain family and financial balance, unless you have a really good plan.
Certain challenges are simply not for everyone. For instance the Cinnamon challenge. Here’s the wikipedia link for the Cinnamon challenge. I do not recommend this. Some could swallow Cinnamon powder within a minutes with no problems but others have suffered from irritation, discomfort, burning, or itching of the affected nasal tissue and nostrils. Some even got hospitalized for such symptoms.
You can go on with your life in Christ without going through all these challenges. Why not put such effort into living a holy life? Don’t bother if people don’t praise you for that. Your reward is with the Lord for you in the after life!
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. (Colossians 3:1)
Equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:21)
The only thing that matter’s in eternity is whether you are in Christ or not. A personal challenge that any Christian can give to himself or herself is to live right before God. This challenge cannot be done all alone. You’ll need the Holy Spirit who will lead you into all truth. Your dependence on the Holy Spirit will keep you from self indulgent pride. Don’t feel too great if you are the only good person among millions of sinners. Remember you too were once a sinner and needed Christ to redeem you from your sins. Keep yourself humble in the Lord because your life is from him!