God has given us a high and holy calling in Christ. But can a Christian ever be too hard on himself as he strives to live up to that calling?
Today’s question is from a listener named Elliott. “Pastor John, hello! Would you say there’s such a thing as a Christian being too harsh with himself? I’m often told by others in my secular job that I am too hard on myself. Recently, my wife has mentioned several times that the standards of excellence I try to achieve at church are too high. I don’t deliberately view life or myself like this. But wouldn’t low standards lead to acceptance of sin in our lives? I guess, more generally, my question is, Is it possible for a Christian to be too hard on himself?”