I honestly thought it was Wednesday. These days are rushing like wild fire and waiting for no man.
A person’s life is like a rock that is dropped from the peak of a mountain and as soon as it starts rolling the number of days start to decrease in number. That means from the time you are born, the rock keeps rolling until it reaches its destination. I wonder, by the time you reach the bottom will you look back at the mountain peak and feel regret or will you be proud of your journey?
If we are honest, you and I would both agree there is alot of emptiness in people’s hearts. Everybody seems to be happy and enjoying life externally, laughing, hugging and loving, promising each other forever even in friendships while deep down there is a void of emptiness and unfulfillment.
There is a great sense of purposelessness, loneliness, dissapointment and even the fear to lose the objects we have held on to as a source of strength and love to fill that void (material possessions, man’s love, validation and acceptance)
There was a time I really sat down and questioned life. Is this really it? Are men just born to live a life filled with anxiety, worry then die? I knew the Bible talked about not worrying but how was that even possible? How could that even be? “There are alot of cares in the world, needs that need to be met, bills that need to be paid, life has no time to wait for us not to worry because even while we are trying not to worry we are still in worry”, I thought.
I used to read that verse and quote it all over but I knew full well, that truly I was lying to myself. In fact ask me, I was an expert of worrying about my health and my overall journey in life. I knew what emptiness, despair and unfulfillment felt like.
My solution to all life’s questions! And I am confident of this fact, having looked into other solutions including researching other religions, marijuana, man’s validation, transcendental meditation and I thank God He did not allow me to plunge myself further into some other practices lest I would have lost even my life out of foolishness because He gave me the solution.
I know it sounds silly and foolish to many but He is the answer. I was asking my sister, when Jesus said, I am the way the truth and the life; did He really understand what He meant by that, what impact such words would cause? Because with just that one statement He made life and truth very narrow! In fact I immediately got the revelation of what He meant when He said, narrow is the way that leads to life. Can you imagine a man just saying that He is the embodiment of all truth and outside Him there is no truth? Like really? We would think, what audacity for real! Who does He think He is? God is the only truth! (The Pharisees and the Sadducees thought the same way as well)
Jesus was not apologetic about it. So I can boldly tell you as well there is no other way, no other way, no other thing that has the name truth aside from Jesus Christ of Nazareth! If you have been looking for the truth, He is the truth.
Now here is the sad thing, men like to assume that there are many ways to God. In fact, I used to think that buddhism, judaism, christians, muslims, hinduism, spiritism, sikhism, african traditional practices and many others still led to God. We even say, even if we have different religions we still serve the same god. But I was wrong, and I am about to make this statement with boldness and confidence! Jesus is the only way to God.
Ask yourself what is the reason the whole world is in shambles and in a state of hopelessness despite having all these religions? If could truly get to God with all these religions then why is the world bleeding?
I’ll tell you why.
Because narrow is the road that leads to life.
Matthew 7: 13 -14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
We can work on our lives and build empires here on earth but without Jesus all these things are meaningless; and I do not mean the Jesus you hear about in church, in the streets or the one your friends and family have told you about. I mean the Jesus you have met, Jesus you have seen with your eyes, Jesus you have encountered on your road to Emmaus, the one whom you understand what He meant by, come unto me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest for my yoke is easy and my burden light.
That despair and emptiness will never go away until you meet this Christ at the cross. I do not preach religion, I do not give formulas! No! I preach the message of the His death for your sake at the cross and the power of His resurrection because that is where I found the truth and not just my truth but the truth of the whole world.
My heart pours out to the world, that the world may know there is a kingdom on this earth that is pure but remains a mystery to the ignorant. Religion has so blinded us that we cannot dare to believe anything outside the confines of what we know and have been taught by other men. My prayer for you today, is that you dare to learn for yourself what is the truth? Seek! Seek and ask God to help you He will lead you to the truth, but you must be willing. I said to myself while at the pit of despair, “what do have to lose anyway? I am not fulfilled and I want to be filled with life, energy, peace and joy, and I owe it to myself to know where I can find them”. I asked God to help me, I started a long way before I found the truth and that is why I am confident that Jesus is the only way, the only truth and outside Him there is no life.
I wish you all a blessed and productive Thursday.
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