Believing in God gives you the wisdom to live life well
Asuccessful life is the result of a person who has been able to maintain a healthy relationship with God, oneself, and other people. When we fail others, we usually discover that we ourselves have inward failures to deal with and if we go deeper we find we have a failed relationship with God.
Proverbs 9:10: “ The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
If you have no understanding that we have been created by the living God then you’ll have a shallow understanding about yourself and an empty understanding of others. If you believe there is no God then you must put yourself in first place and others a distant second.
When people stop believing in God they fail to have the wisdom that’s needed to do life well. They can try in their own understanding to step forward but they stumble and fall and without the knowledge of God to help them, they will sink deeper and deeper into the cycle of abuse and end up in the land of despair.
Jesus said to His own disciples in Mark 8:18: “Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?”
Jesus is saying there are people who have ears, eyes, and a memory but they keep making the same mistakes. They dabble in sin, saying that this time they won’t go too deep, they won’t stay too long, and they won’t spend more than they can afford. Yet sin always takes them farther than they wanted to go, keeps them there longer than they wanted to stay, and cost them more than they were willing to pay.
Somewhere in life our only true freedom is to make a choice and once we make that choice the harvest of our choice is upon us. Galatians 6:7: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” When it comes to having faith in God, no decision is a decision. The question is asked, ‘ Why did the chicken cross the road?’ Wasn’t it to show the squirrel how to do it?
Have you ever watched a squirrel who was trying to cross the road? He runs within inches of crossing safely and then somehow feels he can’t make it and runs back. Indecision has made many a squirrel into a pancake.
I ask people if they believe in Jesus and they are undecided. I know that some church leaders have failed us but you shouldn’t allow their failures to be your downfall.
Make a wise choice today and return to church. It’s a place where living people who are just like you bring their living faith to a living Holy Spirit and He helps them live a better life. I believe that we have all failed but there is still within us a great value and everyone deserves a chance to try again.
God will bless you all.