For the most part I consider myself to be a fairly good person. According to a recent news poll from a major news organization, 85% of people who believe in heaven but are not necessarily Christian believe that they will go to heaven. Even more surprising is the fact that 77% of people who claim no religious affiliation feel that they are good enough to go to heaven because they feel they are a “good person.”
The truth is I am not a good person. I have a dark side and if you are honest you do too.
I think about me first, not others.
I hurt those I love.
I say things I regret.
Everyone of us has made mistakes, lied, or cheated. You and I are free to make these choices. What a boring life this would be if we were all programmed to run on autopilot with no authentic feelings or emotions.
No matter how good we are, how happy we are, how rich we are, how great of a spouse/parent/friend we are, it will never be enough. We will never be good enough until how we define goodness changes.
All of us have been given a choice. The Bible says that we as humans, when given a choice between life through obedience and death through disobedience, will disobey.
Yes, all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious ideal. Romans 3:23
Jesus is good enough. What we can’t do, Jesus has already done.
Jesus came in order for us to see how much God loves us. If you are a parent, like myself, you know the massively huge love you have for your child. The greatest gift God has given us was allowing Jesus, his child, to die on the cross for our sins so that we could live in eternity with Him.
There is good news! This gift is FREE. If you are ready to stop living by the worlds truths and know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, simply pray, “Lord, Jesus, I believe you died for me. Come into my life, forgive my sin- make me into the man or woman or teenager that you want me to be. Give me your purpose in living, give me your perspective and what life is all about,” and He’ll do that.
If you have any questions about what it means to know God please feel free to email me or leave a comment. I would love to talk with you more!