The common misconception from society is that once you receive salvation from Jesus Christ that life gets better. You all of a sudden switch from being Clark Kent to being Superman with a huge “S” on your chest (which, in this case, we’ll say the “S” stands for “saved”) and the unsaved masses think that you’re:
– “faster than a speeding sinful bullet”
– “more powerful than an unholy locomotive”
– “and able to leap tall sins in a single bound”.
The only problem with that is that none of it is true. Ironically, the unsaved masses are quite good at pointing out when a Christian is not acting like a Christian should. What the unsaved masses don’t realize is that when you get saved, life does not stop. All of the unpaid bills, relationship issues, workplace challenges, and every other problem that existed before you accepted Jesus still exists after you accept Jesus. In fact, accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior only changes one thing…
…it changes your answer.
And as a result of having a NEW answer that you can apply to your problems, everything in your life is affected (even though it may not always seem like it). Having Jesus as your answer fixes your problems by reworking your thinking and your approach first. Following the teachings and example of Christ will give you a new faith-based knowledge on how to deal with whatever comes your way to the point where you are able to deal with your situation in the power of Christ and nothing else. That doesn’t mean problems won’t come along. In fact, Job 14:1 (KJV) says “Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.” Pretty straight forward statement, but simply remember this…
…don’t tell Jesus about your mountain, tell your mountain about Jesus.
What do you think? Shared wisdom makes us all stronger.