Several months ago, I spent time in a place of deep thought with plenty of emotional highs and lows as I reflected on the world, sin, suffering, judgement and eternity.
Internally at war with fears, questions and struggles regarding these topics, I spent time reading the word, worshiping, intensively praying, talking with other believers, and crying out to God for understanding, faith, peace, joy. It’s been humbling to realize how little I understand God’s ways –how little I could ever understand them in this life.
Through all this reflection, God has brought me to a place of seeing the futility and utter foolishness of sin. The choice to sin assumes that “the now” has value over eternity. It assumes our appetites are more important, that we are more important than we actually are. It shows our blindness to the bigger picture.
When we sin or pursue worldly gain at the expense of integrity, or even simply with the mindset that it somehow matters, we miss out on far greater things that are available to us.
I am grieved for those who reject Christ, knowingly (in an intellectual sense), or unknowingly (in a “life” sense), and will experience an eternity in hell apart from Him. I say this not to scare you, but to warn you in love.
So I will continue to mourn and spread the truth that it doesn’t have to be that way. If that’s you, God is patiently giving you time to receive Him. If you reach out to Him, He will make Himself known to you. That’s His promise. For more on salvation, click here.
But I am also grieved for any Christian who fails to work against sin in her own life. This has been me at times, but by the grace of God, I now see past this physical world. This new perspective has profoundly changed me.
Don’t live life on the surface. Don’t miss the truth of your existence.