John became a monk when he was 18. Ten years later, he was made bishop of Colonia in Armenia, but John struggled with this role because he was having trouble with certain sins. While praying one night, he saw a bright cross form in the air and heard a voice tell him to follow the light to a nearby monastery. So, he became a monk again and stayed alone with God as much as he could.
We all have sins that we struggle to overcome, whether it’s being lazy about our responsibilities or not getting along with a family member or something else. We can find the answer when we some silent time alone with God, so He can show us what to do.