Choose Life More Abundantly

For He says, “In a favorable time I listened to you,  and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. ~ 2 Corinthians 6:2

As a child, I remember one of my friends explaining to me that his grandmother didn’t want him to get saved yet and become a Christian because he was too young. She said his whole life was still ahead of him, and she wanted him to be able to enjoy it, and that came with it. So, she told him to wait until he was older, after he’s already lived and enjoyed his life. How can the author of life and life more abundantly remove any enjoyment from our life? This is the problem with Christians today.

Christians don’t know the Word of God. Therefore, they don’t know the God whom they claim they serve. My childhood friend’s grandma, like many Christians today, didn’t take into consideration that to refuse to serve God is to willingly serve the Devil. It’s to willingly serve the author of sin and death. Jesus describes the Devil as the thief who comes to steal, kill, and destroy. This was whom this grandmother encouraged her 10-year-old grandson to follow because she didn’t want her grandson to be a slave to righteousness so early in life. Little did she realize, like many others, that she was encouraging him to be a slave to sin, which leads to death. We all serve a master. None of us are completely and entirely free.

This is where his grandmother made her fatal mistake. Your childhood dictates your adulthood. This isn’t even just a biblical belief; this is a scientific fact. What happens I’m your early years of development determines the way you will think the way you will act; it will even impact your sexual indulgences. It’s much easier to get saved the younger you are than it is the older you get. Proverbs even warns us to raise up a child in the ways of righteousness so that when he or she is older, he or she will not stray from it. I haven’t seen my childhood friend in over 6 years, but a mutual friend showed me some photos. And to my sadness, he seemingly has no desire to know the LORD. He looks like he’s fallen into the generational curse of drug addiction. He looks like he has become another statistic of growing up without God and continuing without Him in adulthood.

Procrastination is a virus that kills ambition, success, and even life. Don’t allow procrastination to keep you from anything, especially salvation. When it comes to procrastination, tomorrow never comes. Make the decision today whom you and your household will serve. Make the decision today to follow Christ Jesus, the author of life and life more abundantly.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Choose Life More Abundantly.

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