How many times have each of us committed ourselves to be more Christ like at a camp, during a church service, in midst of a crisis, in our quiet time at home, or on New Years Eve?
Why do we so often fail to follow through, fail to continue to run the race, fail to keep our promise to God and to ourselves? The answer is simple. An emotional experience, no matter how gut wrenching or exhilarating, is not what it takes to live a balanced Christian life.
Maturing in the Christian life, like maturing in the natural life, is a process. Being like Christ does not come with a magic zapping. Instead we grow up to be like Christ.