Doing what is "NORMAL"
First off, let me thank you for taking the time to read this. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to have a little of your time. My name is John and I was a “normal” guy. It started out simply enough at 13 years old I started smoking cigarettes because it was the “normal” thing to do. I also started drinking beer because it was the “normal” thing to do. So at 13 years old I was drinking and smoking regularly. The next thing that I allowed into my life was pornography because everyone said it was “normal” and what could it hurt? These “normal” activities had one common name though; they are called SIN. The thing about sin is when you start out with the “normal” sins you open the door and all the other sins will flow in. I thought I had it under control and I could stop doing what I was doing any time. I mean it was “normal” everyone does it. But there is no such thing as big sin and little sin, so now that I allowed the devil into my life, he had complete control. Cigarettes weren’t doing it for me any more so I went on to weed. Beer wasn’t doing it anymore so I moved on to liquor, and my pornography use became more frequent. Now while doing all of this, I still maintained a “normal” life. Played Football, went to school, and went to church. But I was leading an alternate life and my whole demeanor and personality were changing. I no longer respected myself or anyone else. I was only concerned in surrounding myself with the filth that I allowed into my life.
I became an angry young man. Alcohol, drugs, anger, lust, greed and hatred took over my life. I moved on to more illicit drugs and prescription pills. A lot more alcohol and even more pornography. Out of control became my new “normal” and I didn’t care if I lived or died. The devil was running my life. I blamed everyone else for what I had become: my parents, bosses, friends, and especially God. What kind of God would let bad things happen to good people? Why would God let me get this lost and screwed up and addicted to everything that I was addicted to. If I love something I am going to protect it and save it when it needs to be saved. I decided that there was no God and even if there was I did not need anything that He had. So I lived a life of self-pity, anger, depression, lust, drugs, alcohol, and “normal” sin for over 20 years.
The thing about giving up on God is; when you give up on God, you give up on yourself and everything around you. I gave up on my wife and kids, my parents, and everyone around me. I became a person inside and out I couldn't even recognize anymore. So I put up a wall around myself and was not going to let anyone or anything in. That is just what the devil wanted. You see if the devil can tell you a lie and confuse you and get you to give up on God and yourself, his mission is complete and the road to hell is paved just for you.
I will tell you what a man told me one day that changed my life forever. “The devil is a liar!” He spoke to me and showed me my life compared to God's Law. And that we will all stand before God to be judged. And there is only two choices Heaven or hell and my wages of sin had to be paid. Once I was fully aware of my fate in hell, he showed me the love of God and all that he had done just for me. God had never left me or forsaken me! He was there the whole time! I gave up and walked out on God. He never gave up on me or lost any love for me. You see God is a gentleman. He will not force himself onto you. He was there waiting, just for me to come back to him.
I had spent over 20 years blaming everyone and everything for my problems and thinking that I had done too much for God to forgive me. But once I seen my exceedingly sinful life. I fell to my knees and I told God I had a problem and it was me! I took the three greatest steps that I have ever taken in my life and those 3 steps took me straight to God! And now I have been set free from drugs, alcohol, and pornography. Praise the Lord!
Please take time and look at God's Law and compare your life to it. Than take these 3 simple steps to Christ. Take control and change your future.
1. Admit that you have sinned. Have you ever told a lie? If you tell one lie you are a liar and Jesus said “all liars will have their part in the lake of fire.”(Rev 21:8) Have you ever looked at a man or woman and been filled with lust in your heart and mind? Jesus said “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”(Matt 5:28) and will go to hell. Have you ever stolen anything? If you have you have broken the 8th commandment. God is not
concerned with the value of what you stole. It is a sin and hell is your fate. These are only 3 of the 10 commandments, and if you break one you have broken them all and cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven.
2. Your have to turn from your sin and repent for all that you have done. Confess the sins you have done to God and walk away from them forever. God will forgive and forget everything that you have done. Jesus paid the price for your sin.
3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave. Jesus the only perfect and sinless man took up all of your sins and paid the ultimate price. He died for YOU on the cross! He was the perfect sacrifice. “For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”(John 3:16) That is how much God loves YOU!
Please take these 3 easy steps to God right now! Do not wait! Death could swallow you up and if Jesus Christ is not your personal savior you will not be able to enter into heaven. Jesus is the only way to heaven. Then read the Bible daily and obey what you
Congratulations! You may have been lost, but today you have been found!