What Do You Believe?
How many times have you found yourself saying, “If I knew then what I know now,I would’ve definitely made better choices?” Have you ever thought back to the times where you missed the warning signs because you were so caught up pursuing what felt good rather than what was right? You ever think back to who tried to tell you, but you wouldn’t listen? Now, how does it make you feel when you try to tell others about what you went through, but they do it their way because they think they know more than you?
Sad to say, there are many who withhold information because they don’t want to see others succeed, even when they see them headed down the wrong path. But you’re not like that, right? If you’re over the age of 30, you find yourself thinking about the choices you made in your twenties. If you’re over the age of 50, you find yourself dwelling on the choices you made in your forties and so forth. What matters is what we do with the knowledge we’ve gained…reminds me of a previous blog “Dying Empty.”
This blog is not what you think it is. Of course, one could go on and on about the decisions we’ve made, the consequences that followed and the choices we would’ve made if given the opportunity to do it again. However, that’s not the route I want to go because we simply can’t go back in time. I want to relate this to the warnings that we now see all around us.
Personally, I have not done all I can in regard to the life that God has blessed me with. I can’t speak about you, but I know that God requires so much more of me. I know he’s like, “Tejuahna, don’t keep testing me. I know what I promised you but don’t think you can do what you want, and I won’t snatch you.” I haven’t completely sold out and as I type this, my heart is saddened just thinking about how many times God has spared my life when death was literally around me. Have you ever wondered how someone is killed in a car accident on a route you traveled daily, yet your life was spared up to this moment? Ever hear about someone getting shot and killed in the same area that you reside in, yet here you are living and breathing? Ever wonder why you keep testing God like he won’t take you, yet you keep waking up each day? That is, until you don’t.
We get so caught up in doing us, that we forget that we are only here because of him. You may unsubscribe or even dislike my blog but as promised, I told you this blog would be about love, life and all that in between. Well, this is life! This is real! How often do you get on Facebook, only to see that someone has passed and miraculously, is in heaven looking down on their family? They’re up there with God looking down on us. Is hell empty?
Many of us are out here trying to survive and be successful in our own way, including me. Sometimes I am like, “Lord, there has to be more to living than this!” I’m grateful, no doubt, but like any human being trying to make it, I want more. What I don’t want to happen is that I get so distracted trying to “get it” that I get got. And what I mean by that is, I don’t want to be so focused on getting the things in this world that God calls me home. My focus won’t be on him, and I’m not by any means trying to die and go to hell. Matthew 16:26.
Matthew 7:13-14 (in my words) is saying the road to heaven is narrow, think about the one lane road on the highway that you have to go 55 mph on, it’s narrow, and you can’t pass. If you’re like the many impatient drivers I know, you’ll find a short cut to take to avoid being on the road with the slow traffic because you’re in a hurry. Sometimes, you need to stop, slow down and thank God for keeping you. Now, the road to hell, oh that’s the fast lane. Ever driven on a 6+ lane highway going over 75mph? Well, that’s hell. There are so many people who would rather take this road because they feel as if the two-lane highway is boring. We’re impatient, and we just want to get where we need to be without having to wait. I don’t know about you, but I can’t comprehend eternity. Forever? Foreva eva? With all the warnings that are going on in the world, I look at it as if God is trying daily to get our attention.
Admit it, do you think you’re going to die when you get old? Do you think it’ll be on your terms? Do you think you’ll sleep away? At the end of the day, in my opinion, I believe our minds have been conditioned to think that hell simply does not exist. When I was younger, my mom did NOT shield me from what could happen if I died and went to hell. If you would allow me, let me totally transparent. There would be times I prayed and cried to God after committing fornication to forgive me because if I died, I would have gone to hell. God has been sending us warning after warning because he already knows what is going to happen. But like the people in our lives who refuse to listen to us, we refuse to listen to him.
Warning comes before destruction. I know you’ve seen the posts on social media about how Noah warned people many times about the flood. Just like people warn us daily that the Lord is coming back, and he is. What makes you think he won’t come for you tomorrow? Would you be ready if he called you home tonight when you closed your eyes? That’s the thing. Many of us aren’t ready, but at what point do we get it right and become confident in our relationship with God to know that if he called us home, we would be ready to go with him. Everyone doesn’t go to heaven. Please don’t get distracted thinking you have time and die and go to hell. Wouldn’t you rather take the chance of making sure your relationship with God was right rather than take the chance and die and find out that hell does exist.
I’ve known many people who have heard like I have that Jesus is coming back. And while the Lord has not returned, yet he has called many of those souls home. Were they ready? That’s not for me to know, but what I can do is be ready when he calls me. Self-check moment, are you ready? Many people say, “Well how do I even know heaven is real?” We don’t see pain but we can feel it and we know it’s there. That’s where faith comes in, we don’t SEE it, but we KNOW it’s real. Hebrews 11:1
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had prayers to be answered. That’s not the universe, that’s God. How can we give credit to something that God created for doing things for us? I’m not the gambling type, but I cannot gamble my eternity. Can you?