WHEN YOU ARE READY TO END THE SHOW BUT DON’T KNOW HOW TO GET OFF THE STAGE
I remember how it felt to be tired.
Tired of performing.
Tired of living beneath my God given purpose.
Tired of being away from where I belonged… in Christ.
But it all just seemed so hard. I knew that serving Jesus was the right choice. That was not the question. I just did not know how. Yes, I understood the need to repent but I just did not know how to really just come, how to end my affair with the devil and surrender my all to Jesus. It seemed like such a daunting task, such an insurmountable mountain. Would He really forgive me? Could I really live a saved life? I was not ignorant to bible stories. I heard about His love in Sunday school. I sat in church Sunday after Sunday but I was far away from Him because sometimes your head knows truth that your heart rejects!
Perhaps this is where you are today. You are tired of being a cast member in the devil’s show, you are ready to surrender but you just don’t know how to get off the devil’s stage. How do you do this? It is all about putting one foot in front of the other. Yes you acknowledge that you are a sinner, repent of your sins, acknowledge Jesus as your Lord and your need for Him to be your savior. Get into the word, and get to know your new savior. Resist the prideful mindset that you can do saved all by yourself, we need to be accountable to God and to each other. There is a need for getting together with other believers. Pray and ask Him to lead you to a bible believing church filled with a leadership that is crazy enough to preach and live ALL OF HIS WORD. And then after that? Well you pray and ask Him to give you a heart to believe like a child!
Believe what doesn’t make sense, what seems foolish to unbelievers. 1 Corinthians 1:18
Believe that He loves you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3
Believe that as far as the east is from the west that is how far He has removed your sins from you. Psalm 103:12-14
Believe that His grace is sufficient and that He meets you in your place of weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Believe that when you are tempted to go back, you don’t have to be overtaken because God will provide a way of escape… believe for His grace to kick in for you to take the place of escape. 1 Corinthians 10:13
Believe that He will give you power to walk by the spirit and not the flesh. Galatians 5:16-17
How about it? Are you ready to make the best choice of your life, one with eternal consequences? Get off the devil’s stage. A new life awaits you!
About the Author
Anika Jones is a speaker and author of the book Lessons Learned Along The Way: A 40 Day Devotional. She blogs about faith and family at LivingForLater.com and posts weekly videos on her YouTube channels, Living For Later (@livingforlater) and Living Life Now (@livinglifenow). Anika loves speaking about developing intimacy with God and understanding who we are in Christ. She serves alongside her husband in ministry. They live in Illinois with their 6 children.