Think back to the days when you were 5 or 6 years old…
We would get into a car with parents, with only one question on our mind.
Are we there yet???…on a loop
We weren’t hesitant to get into the car. We didn’t stand there, paralyzed, weighing the options of what might happen if we get in the car. We didn’t worry about anything except for that next step.
Why was that?
We had a relationship of trust with the people that we trusted to guide us. Trust that came because we knew that they had our best interest at the core of their decisions. Did the trip sometimes become unpleasant and/or uncomfortable?
Was it fun to go to the dentist? NOOOOOOOOOOO
Our parents knew that discomfort at times was vital to ensuring a much better long term path for us.
Why do we change our thinking once we get older? Why must we paralyze ourselves with worry over things that may, or may not, happen. Why do we feel that we can control every single thing?
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
We can have that same carefree life as adults when we quit worrying about everything and trust our Heavenly Father. It frees us to focus on the next step, when we seek and trust His Guidance.
Regardless of the current relationship with Jesus, it can be made right much easier than any earthly relationship. Simply put, you can do it right now.
It is made through simply understanding that we are sinners, and because of that we have fallen short on our own power to be in God’s Presence. That puts a giant gap between ourselves and our Lord. Thankfully, God sent His only son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. This has bridged the gap, and allows us to spend eternity with our Creator. When you ask Jesus to come into your heart, it saves you from eternity separate from Him. It will not make you a perfect person. As a matter of fact, you will become more aware of where you fall short on a daily basis. It is a daily battle as we try to model the Love of our Father, but the peace comes from knowing that He is always with us.
If you would like to discuss making this next step, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I love you all!