Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I have drifted away from God and now my life is so messed up. What can I do?

It is important to realize that it is never too late to start doing what is right. The first step is to BE sure you have put your faith in Christ. In John 3:16 God tells us that "whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life". This is a HEART belief, not just something you know in your head.
Once you know you have trusted Christ, the second step is to find time to read your Bible and pray daily. This will help you to know how God wants you to live. "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (II Timothy 3:16). Summed up, the Bible tells us: 
  • What is right (doctrine)
  • What is wrong (reproof)
  • How to get right (correction)
  • How to stay right (instruction in righteousness).
The third step is to get involved in a Bible believing church. (Be careful: there are some so called churches that do not believe that the Bible is God's Word). This is an important part of a maintaining a right relationship with God.
Stop and evaluate your priorities. Are you basing your habits and actions solely on the wealth it may produce, the pleasure you may get from it or even what others may think of you if you do it. The only things in life that are really going to matter when you stand before God are the things that were pleasing to Him. Make sure you have trusted Christ as your personal Saviour, start reading the Bible, find time to pray every day and for you and your family's sake, rearrange your priorities and be faithful to God's house of worship.

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