Sometimes when things don’t go the way we want it to, we would get uptight and upset over it till we aren’t able to take it. We would therefore wish we weren’t born or don’t even exist.
However, we were born into the earth for a purpose. “What is it?” you may ask or wonder. It is to fulfill the plan God has for us (followed by reference of Acts 1:8). However, there are six parts to this.
Firstly, “What Do We Need To Know About God?”
God loves us and wants us to have a personal relationship with Him.
We need to know that He loves us even before we knew and loved Him (relating to 1 John 4:10). In order for us to have a personal relationship with Him, we have to know Him. To know Him means to seek Him daily and allow Him to work in us.
Secondly, “What Is Wrong With Us?”
Our relationship with God has been broken by sin.
Sin is like an obstacle that is hindering us from continuing our relationship with Him. At times when we go against God and make our own decision, the outcome will be spiritual death (which is actually separation from God). Furthermore, we make choices that may show that they are passively indifferent from God. Clearly, we as human beings tend to do things our way which would make us like sheep that go astray. It says in the Bible that we have fallen short of His glory (Rom 3:23) but when we come in repentance before Him and confess our sins, He is just and righteous to forgive us (1 John 1:9).
Thirdly, “What Did God Do For Us?”
God provided a solution for our lost and broken relationship.
God sent His only Son to die for us and to give us eternal life and life abundantly (John 3:16 & John 10:10). He did what we couldn’t do for ourselves. He died on the Cross to pay for the penalty for our sins. Besides that, He came into this world to bring us to the Father (John 14:6) and rose on the third day to prove that He is truly the Son of God.
Fourthly, “What Do We Need To Do?”
Each of us has to personally accept and trust Jesus Christ as Saviour.
After we accept and trust Him, we should also receive Christ’s gift of salvation. Quoting from the Bible:
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believes in His name” (John 1:12)
“For by grace, you have been saved by grace through faith” (Ephesians 2:8)
Fifthly, “Where Do We Begin?”
A personal relationship with God begins today. Now.
We can begin our relationship with God by just placing our faith in Him. A simple prayer as follow, is possible:
Dear God, thank You for sending Your Son to die for me. I know that my sin has separated me from You. I now confess my sins and I ask for Your forgiveness. I invite You into my heart and recommit my life into Your hands. Thank You for accepting me into Your family. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.
Sixth and finally, “What’s Next?”
Your trust in Jesus Christ begins with an everlasting personal relationship with God.
God has ensured us that if we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, He will grant us eternal life. He has also promised not to leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5) and has wiped out our sins of the past; present; and future and has made us alive in Him. Therefore, we are a new creation in Him for the old things have passed away and new things have come (2 Corinthians 5:17).