You've made some mistakes
and you don't know how to correct them or you just don't know which way
to turn in a major decision. Perhaps you are wondering "how can I
ever get out of this rat race or off this tread mill of life that keeps
repeating the same routine day in and day out".
I don't promise to
give you a quick and easy answer but I do know a way you too, can have a
'New Beginning'. Sound too good to be true? It's so simple
that it's hard. It's hard because you have a real enemy that is sooo good at lying, that you don't think you want what really is good
for you. It's not popular, you will lose acceptance from friends
and family and definitely you will not have fun anymore. Or, so
you are made to think. Because in reality, those are nothing more
then lies used to keep you from the truth.
Let me ask you, "Do you keep searching for 'the way', some sort of
enlightenment that fills that void in your life, but you don't exactly
know what it is?" Perhaps you have tried a form of religion like
New Age or Zen Buddhism, or perhaps it was a more scientific approach,
like Numerology or Astrology. Although they seem to have some
answers, you are still left with that nagging feeling that something is
missing. Sound like you? It was me at one point in my life.
The 'truth' kept seeking me out, while I was seeking it.
All the while it was right under my nose, I thought that it was no
answer at all. I would lose my identity if I gave in. I
wouldn't be able to do the fun things everyone else did that was
considered 'acceptable'. It represented too strict a way of life.
This kind of thinking almost killed me. In the process of doing my
own thing, I tried to commit suicide and my life was almost taken.
I paid a price for not wanting to give in. After all, doing your
own thing is what everyone else was doing and all I wanted was to fit in
and have people like me. It takes courage to face the 'truth' and
not be swayed by what other people will think of you or by what they are
doing. It takes courage to admit you need help and that drugs,
suicide or sex provide a temporary relief but never and I mean never,
will provide a life fulfilling answer to the pain you wish you could get
That answer was my 'New Beginning' as I sought God.
It was God that led me to Jesus. Ever heard of that expression
'Jesus saves'? Well, I am living testimony to that. He not
only has saved my life but my soul as well. Many people think
there is only one God but many different paths to finding him. I
have tried some of those different paths and I can promise you, that is
not true. There is only one way to God and that is through His
son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. If you want to know God, you need
to know His son. Think about it. If you wanted
to know the person down the street, would you go to his school
teacher or to his next door neighbor? They may know about
him, but they don't know him intimately the way someone who lives
with him, like a son.
Although there are many different religions that promise a
way of knowing God, there is only one that provides His son as the way.
That way, although recognized as a religion, is more truthfully, a
personal experience. Something you do not find in a building or a
person but rather within yourself. Your walk with God is not
dependant on going to a building or listening to a person's teaching,
but rather on your own recognition of your need for Jesus and asking Him
into your heart to help you live for Him. You admit you need help
by asking for forgiveness for all your sins and then believing that
Jesus died for that very reason. This is what I meant that it is
so easy it's hard. Admitting there is a void in your life or that
you need help, means getting past your pride and that's not easy.
The Lord promises that "Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are
become new." (2 Cor. 5:17)
"God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he
should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken,
and shall he not make it good?" (Num 23:19)
Therefore if God promises that you have a new beginning in
Christ and He is not a liar, then why not believe Him. It's in the
bible. Why not look for yourself. The bible is God's love
letter to you. It's the best way to get to know Him and His son,
Jesus Christ. I recommend starting with the New Testament, as that
is how you become familiar with Jesus and what He represents. I
dare you to prove the New Testament to be wrong, by reading it from
beginning to end and then asking the Lord that if indeed He is real, for
Him to prove Himself to you as you read!