This is James Allan Monroe. James says “hello.”
Now meet Jim, another part of him. He greets you less enthused with a “Whatever . . .”
Despite your initial assumption Jim and James are one and the same. Like Jekyll and Hyde, but not by much, also without the killing and such.
James suffers an affliction, to which, no part is fiction. High and low, low and high, “Bi Polar” is the condition that he is labelled by.
Many see this ailment as a mere excuse, in ignorance people accuse, compassion withheld, showing grace is something they strongly refuse. To the manic depressed it is all too real, each time they go to think or feel.
He is a Christian, yes you read correct, the kind who knows that Christ did resurrect. A “Bi Polar” Christian, how interesting you see, even with Christ still affected was he. With sin in this world man is still marred, and all can be done is to play the “God” card. Existing with both, James lived as best he could do, yet the fine line between Christ and flesh never ceased to confuse.
Being a believer confident in what defined him, yet some days, the good seemed so far behind him. Back would come Jim and once more life seemed grim. No sir, God never promised that things won’t be tough, and for the Bi Polar, life could be doubly rough. Jim had a way of throwing sticks in the spokes, from believing lies to burning bridges with folks. Producing mayhem day after day, leaving James in a state of dismay.
As James grew in how he related to God, dealing with this became less and less odd. His Lord’s provision gave new sense mending, while less and less became the time Jim was spending. Positional truth brought James mind to new light, with the lies he believed seeming less in sight. Definitions helped decipher between what he knew and felt, to the point that new methods began to be dealt.
Sure Jim comes back every now and again, but one day his flesh will see its end. Speed is not necessary when pertaining to the rate one grows, Christ wants us to live whether fast and or slow. Of course good day and bad days will be many, Bi Polar or not God can use any. Times may even come where the bad seems good, the good seems bad, with the roles reversed, being all turned and twisted, truth may take some understanding to be understood.
The point of this tale is that we all fail, no matter who it is male or female. Maybe you are like James or perhaps possess problems which seem unique to you, but because of Christ, like him, you have to see things through. Recognition of what we know and not what we feel is essential to grasp no matter the appeal. Labels like Bi Polar or any of the sort, may accompany you like some nasty cohort. While the world sees us one way, He views us in another, because of Christ we are nothing other. As Webster defines words on a page, Christ defines His people for an eternal age.