The Journey or
(what we call this life)
We all began this Journey by being born into this world, we did not ask for it...but here we are
We are all born into different circumstances, but we have the same situations. We all learn pretty quickly, how to depend on ourselves. "You can do it", was an early slogan drummed into us. we learned to look to ourselves for the answers. We went to school, made friends, learned more about this life, experienced all kinds of things, got our first disappointments. We learned that life isn't fair and hated it. We may have rebelled, did our thing, tried to be different, but really we were all the same as the rest on the inside. Sooner or later we all joined the "rat race", followed the crowd, joined in the search and chase of the "american dream" or our own dreams. And we all got hugely
disappointed; either by not getting that dream or by finding out all that stuff didn't satisfy anyway. And we settled into routines and wondered; "is there all there is to it." Also some of us got caught up worse and worse habits, in all kinds of troubles, which hurt us, our families, our friends...we found out that people didn't care about us like we thought they did, that most people were liars and cheaters and that we ourselves were just that also. We learned to lie and belief our own lies. We became more selfish, me first and maybe you later, to use others for our own benefit and generally ended up miserable. But somehow we always found new strength for our ways or some one to blame for our troubles. And if we couldn't find anyone to blame, then we blamed the system or maybe even our creator. No, it never was our fault, our responsibility. We kept telling ourselves, "it will get better, i just know it". Sometimes things went our way, but mostly we found life to be a slippery down hill slide..... We got more and more alone, but learned to accept it.
As we got older we got hardened into our way, we became the very person we said we would never become when we were still young. And many die that way. Go to their death not realizing or ignoring that there is is an alternative...
Stop, it doesn't have to end this way...
Is God calling you? Do you believe in God and Jesus Christ?
If God is calling you, he is calling you to come to him, so come without delay, Just as you are. TODAY, RIGHT NOW! PRAY!
He is calling you to follow Him, to take refuge in Him. He has a plan of escape. Don't worry about anything, God is able to do far more abundantly than all we can ask or think. TRUST IN HIM
He said; I will never fail you or forsake you. And king David said; God is a very pleasant help in time of trouble.
God through Jesus Christ has many gifts to bestow on you! You can be his adopted son or daughter, wow, isn't that good news?
You can be the King of Kings kid!!
What is our problem? No it isn't lack of knowledge, lack of willpower or lack of opportunities. Man's problem is that he forgot. Forgot who made him and he forgot who he is, what his purpose is and that this life isn't all there is.
First, GOD MADE US. Let that sink in. You probably know that, but it isn't on the forefront of your thinking or daily life. What did God make us for? GOD MADE US FOR HIMSELF. FOR HIS GLORY. Thirdly consider WHO YOU ARE and what situation you are in. Yes we all are God's creation, but as you probably have a sense, something went terribly wrong. The human race all fell in Adam, now we have inherited his corrupted nature. Notice how we all tend toward what is wrong, we easily fall into bad habits and all kinds of addictions; in short we are slaves of sin one way or another. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—Ephesians 2:4&5 God out of his great love for his creation, send Jesus Christ his only begotten Son to die on the cross for our sins, so that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:68 In Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:19&17