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We often go through life trying to be someone we’re not. Other people put their expectations on us or we try to live up to what we think they expect. But is that really how it should be?
What if we all asked God what it was that he wanted for us to do or be? I think this world would be a much better place. There would be no such thing as prejudice or hatred because we know that God wants us to love one another.
I’ve known that I wanted God in my life since I was a child. Not that I knew all that involved, but I knew he loved me. I believe in Jesus and accepted him as my Savior when I was a teenager. Why is it that so many of us think that’s enough? We can’t just make that commitment one day and think that’s all there is to it, can we? There has to be more than being baptized and then forgetting all about God. We need to follow through on the commitment. Yes, he loves us, always has, always will.
Don’t we have to remain in him so he can remain in us? He is the light, but if we live in the darkness, he can’t be with us. We can’t expect it to stay that way and that be okay. Somehow we’ve got to find our way back to the light.
The things that a lot of people work for in life really don’t matter. Being popular, having a big house, nice car, lots of money so our family can live comfortably…those all make life easier, possibly. But none of that really matters. You can’t take any of it with you when you go. It doesn’t matter that you were the CEO of a company or you dug ditches if you’re not right with God.
What really matters in life is loving. Loving God. Loving people. Helping others to learn about the God who loves them. How can they learn that if nobody ever tells them? We may think in this day and age there aren’t people that don’t know about God. But, I beg to differ. If their parents never told them or no one ever took them to church where they were exposed to learning about Jesus, why would we think they know the Good News?
Yeah, I’m going to come down off of my soapbox now. Just thoughts running through my head tonight. It just makes me sad to think there are people who don’t know. That’s all. But we can each do our part to ask God what it is he has planned for us. Somehow I think it would include reaching out to those who don’t know him. I’m not saying everyone has to be a preacher. We can all reach out to others who are in our daily circle. Just do your part.
Okay, I’m really done this time. I’m going to go to bed now that I’ve got that off my chest. Good night.
I love you.