I spent more than half of my life trying to discount God and what He stood for. I did and said everything I could think of without any reservation or knowledge of who God really was. It was not until the day I reached the very bottom and had nowhere to go that He came to me and offered me a brand new way. The message I heard was life changing and took me to a place of peace and maybe not understanding but a new way of life, (It took a few years for me to gain the understanding part). Of all of the things I learned about being a Christian, one of the most important was that I needed to be different in the way I talked and the way I did things. I was still the same person on the outside but it was on the inside that the change began.
I spend a lot of time on social media reaching out to those who maybe don’t know God or maybe at one time they did but turned away and I really don’t see how posting things that are vulgar or rude are going to speak into the lives of those people. Everyone needs to understand that God loves them and He loves them with the same love He has for Jesus. Why would the world want to come to Jesus if they see those Christians posting things that are of the world?
If it sounds like I am picking on those Christians who do those posts, then you are exactly right. God changed this life in ways most people will never understand and I want everyone to come to Christ and not run from Him. Do not be conformed to this world is what I read and that to me meant I had to be different and if different meant changing then change I will do. My message will always be the same, God loves you and if you don’t know Him then you need to know that. You need to know that even though you think you are too far gone, you aren’t. God will come and meet you right where you are at and it makes no difference to Him what you are doing just as long as you turn to him. When I came to the Lord, I was doing drugs and in no way shape or form was a candidate to be a Christian, but God. But God when I got to a place in my life when everything I tried failed miserably. I had lost my job for threatening to kill a fellow employee and to top everything off, I had a wife and two daughters to take care of. That was when God showed His mighty hand, my wife was going to church on a Sunday morning and she asked me to go with her. I accepted and went and when I got there God was already waiting.
After the message there was an invitation to give your heart to Jesus and accept Him as your Lord and Savior. I had no idea what I was doing or even how I got to the front of the church, but I knew there was something there and I knew that He loved me. I made the decision to surrender my life to Jesus and it has been the best decision I have ever made. I am up sometimes and down on others but I know that God loves me and I am going to do my very best to represent Christ in a way that draws people to Him and not drive them away.
Always remember this, God loves you and He has the very best for you and all you have to do is just say yes and mean it with your heart and you will never be the same again, I guarantee it.