Are You ready To Start Life Over Again?
One individual muscled up the nerves to ask our Creator’s son Jesus (Yeshua) a very important question over in the book of Luke 13:23. As I paraphrase, the question was: Lord, with all that you have to offer us, will people be rescued from their personal hurt, harm and dangers in life? Jesus response to this question was not only directed towards the one individual, but to a crowd of people who had the same question in their minds. His answer to them was: To start life over again, it’s going to require a great amount of work and effort on the individual’s part that cannot be done in their strength alone, nor with the strength of others in their own strength, but only through and by My guidance in you and in them. If people had clearly understood this when they were first asked if they were ready to be saved, perhaps life by now would have been better for them. But many are still asking how can I get my life right? How can I start over?
Requirement 1: You Being Humble and Willing To Let Someone Guide You God has put certain people in your life for a reason. It is God’s way of saying to you, I have heard your prayers, you’ve asked for help and I’ve sent help your way to explain to you how to make your life better. Philip ran over and heard him reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah. He asked him, “Do you understand what you are reading?” The official replied, “How can I understand unless someone explains it to me?” And he invited Philip to climb up and sit in the carriage with him. – Acts 8:30-31 GNT
Requirement 2: You Understanding What Getting Saved Is It is NOT you giving up everything that you enjoy in life. Getting saved is simply you starting the process of doing away with your wrongful ways of living life, which are the sinful deeds and iniquitous thinking. It is you starting the process of you being rescued from hurt, harm and dangers of life. It is you saying God, I’ve come to you and I want to live right. And God saying to you, thanks for coming to Me. Getting saved does not immediately remove your problems in life, it’s you listening to the voice of God and learning how to change your life for the better, through a process called Salvation. Salvation changes you, getting saved starts the process of change. I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. – John 10:10(b) Salvation is God's solution to your wrongful ways and is a gift that is offered to every person. However, unless a gift is received, it just remains a gift offered. " If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Romans 10:9-10
Requirement 3: You Committed To Surrendering The Wrong That You Do If you haven’t reached a point in life of being ready to let go of what’s been causing you to do the wrong that you do, it’s going to be difficult for you to be taught how to do and to become better in life without you fully committing in letting certain things go. This is essentially you resetting your mind to move forward in life. Those who do not take up their cross (meaning to pick up and give up what’s stopping you from starting life over again) and follow in my steps (meaning to start the process to make their lives better) are not fit to be my disciples (or not ready to be taught how to do so). –Matthew 10:38 GNT
Requirement 4: You Being Fully Dedicated In Working The Process Of Change If you haven’t figured it out yet, the reason why most people haven’t seen their lives becoming better, it’s because they expected the changes to instantly occur the moment they prayed and asked God for it. Let me be the first to say I’m sorry that you thought this way. To benefit from what God has spoken to and over you requires work on your behalf. Change for the bettering of a thing is a process. Each person’s process of change is different. This process is called Salvation and it starts with YOU first. As you learn to change and allow change, through this process you will influence others to change by walking in his manifested glory. Finally it is our desire to see each individual walk in the GRACE of God, in his or her Son-ship, their God given ability as a believer in Jesus Christ. Keep on working with fear (as in respecting and reverencing God) and trembling (as in making careful and wise choices) to complete your salvation (or to bring to pass your anticipated expectation) – Philippians 2:12 GNT