Please stop and answer this question. Do you know where you are going? It seems our lives are becoming increasingly busy. But activity does not always translate to productivity. Even with all of the modern conveniences and technological advances, we are extremely preoccupied and over committed. Many are pursuing education, careers, raising families, and trying to meet financial responsibilities. The entertainment industry spends millions of dollars trying to captivate our attention. These and countless other “things” consume us and we hardly have time to stop and think! Please…take a few moments to think now!
Do you know where you are going when it is too late for you to control your eternal destiny? Where are you going when you die? The choice is yours! This is a sobering question. There is a day coming when we will all face the Creator of the universe. Everyone will have time for that appointment. Are you ready?
Do you ever ask yourself the following questions? “What is the purpose of my life?” “Why do I exist?” “How did I get here?” “Does my life have meaning?” “Are their any guidelines?” “What happens when I die?” If you are like the rest of mankind, you are looking for peace, happiness, contentment, and a sense of worth. You want to be loved! All of this can be found in a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Christ is the answer and solution to your questions and problems!
There may be many substitutes but none bring lasting fulfillment. God loves you so much! You are very special to Him. He has wonderful plans for you and He wants a personal relationship with you. Psalm 34:8 says, “Oh taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him.” You may have heard these things before, but never personally experienced Christ’s love for yourself. You may even think you have to clean up your life first, but you don’t! You can’t do it on your own. Christ is willing to take you just like you are!
Everyone has sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). That is why Christ died for us. What you need to do is believe in Him, and thankfully accept His salvation as a free gift. Repent of your sins and allow Him to turn your life around. Once you have done this, then He can clean up your life. The best we can do by ourselves is really worthless without Christ. The Bible calls our good works or self-righteousness “filthy rags” (read Isaiah 64:6). Please soberly consider the following verses:
Matthew 11:28 “Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Romans 10:13 “For whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
John 3:16,17 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.”
Without Christ, you will never really experience real peace in your life. God is good! It is this reality that leads men to repentance (Romans 2:4). However, He loves you so much He will not force you to love Him back. He allows you to make a free choice. Those that reject him have chosen a dreadful future. They have chosen to be eternally without a good and loving God for eternity in hell. What you choose to do with Him today, will determine what He will do with you tomorrow. Please accept His free gift today!
It doesn’t matter how successful you may be in this life. Without Him all is hopeless! Mark 8:36 says…”For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?”
Psalms 127:1 says…”unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.”
If you have already invited Christ into your life, you have experienced the Lord’s goodness and love. Now that you are saved, you have a new life. I want to encourage you to walk in this new life. Proverbs 3:5,6 gives us some wise instruction: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct you path.”
Now, GO serve the Lord!
Written by James Werner