What if a teacher decided to only teach content the students were already interested in? Like if a first grade teacher told their students tell me what you want to learn about and I will teach you that and only what you tell me you want. You know what the class content would be like each week? It would be full of minecraft strategies, disney movies and building snowman tutorials. I know my son would not know what is best for him. He would never want to do some of the things he is learning in school. He would never push himself out of what he already knows. It takes someone who understands the full picture of what the kids need to learn to be successful in life. It takes stepping out of what is known so the kids can have the best life possible. It is the same for us in all of life. If we only venture into known territory we will never grow and become the best we can possibly be. In order to really live the best life possible you need to trust your life with the only one who fully knows the big picture of life.
I believe you will never be able to really live the best life possible if you do not have a relationship with the one who created you and has a plan for you. Here is the deal though, He is a King. He is perfect. He is without fault. All His ways are right. He is God. I don’t know about you but for me I know I am not worthy to be in God’s presence. See I am not perfect. I know what is right and I do what is wrong. I know what God wants from me but I chose to do what I want. I could never be in a relationship with the creator of the universe because nothing I can do could earn his relationship. I could give away all my money. I could volunteer thousands of hours serving people. It would never be enough. So God made a way for us to be apart of his kingdom. To be in his family. To be in relationship with him. He decided to come to earth to live like we live. To be just like us. Feeling the full force of doing what we want instead of what God wants. Jesus never once stepped away from God’s best. He decided to remove every sin the world had ever committed or will commit. He did this by sacrificing himself for us. He paid our debt. He cleaned our sins away. He made a way for us to be in relationship with God through Jesus. For you to live the best life you need to turn your life over to the one who knows better than you do. You can start today!!! No one can do this for you. It’s on you to accept the gift of Jesus giving his life for you. By believing that he died and came back to life beating sin and death. By daily deciding to share the hope you have with other people and surrendering your life to your creator. By knowing there is nothing you can do to hurt your relationship with God because Jesus already took care of your sin. The one who knows better than you or me has a really amazing plan for your life. It is time you surrender to what is really best for your life.
“24 We were given this hope when we were saved. If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. 25 But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.” Romans 8:24-25