Have you ever been in the wrong place, at the wrong time, doing the wrong thing? You are not quite sure how you got there, but the minute you did, you made the choice to turn around and get out of there as fast as you could go. If only life was that easy, but sometimes there is no turning back. I guess sooner or later it happens to all of us. Question is, do we learn from it?
I am so glad there are absolutes in life:
Light/darkness, love/hate, laughter/tears, right/wrong.
When we do not obey the absolutes of life, that is when we get in trouble. Our choices can either make us or break us. If we do not know what we stand for, we will fall for anything. That my friend, is when we end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, doing the wrong thing.
A son asked his father one day, “what determines how our life will turn out?” The father said, “son, it is the choices you make and the friends you keep. You have got to determine and know what you stand for. People are watching, and even though it may seem out of date, integrity still turns a head. A man’s character is determined by doing the right thing no matter what and being a man of your word.”
I guess that is why I respect the Lord so much. He always did the right thing and He certainly kept His word. He definitely saids what He means and means what He saids. He gave us the truth. He gave us the absolutes of eternity:
Life/death, narrow gate/wide gate, Kingdom of Heaven/hell and last but not least, God/satan.
“I tell you the truth, whoever hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”
“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
We have to be careful not to be traveling the roads of this world so fast that we miss the narrow road that leads to the narrow gate. This is the one time we want to be in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
The last thing anyone wants to hear is, “depart from me, I never knew you.
“And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me you workers of lawlessness.'”
Whose voice are you listening to? Are they speaking the truth or are you believing a lie? The voice you believe will determine where you spend eternity. Why do I say that?
“You heard that I said to you, ‘I go away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.”
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live, even though he dies.”
This is a sure promise I hold onto in life because it keeps me going. It gives me hope for the future. He is the one with the resurrecting power! There was no power on earth that could keep Him in that tomb, not even death! Indeed He did indeed arise from the dead and with that resurrecting power, He will return again to bring His people home.
Have you chosen to be one of His people? Do you absolutely know that you know where you will spend eternity? Be sure that you know you are in the right place because you have reached your final destination. There is no turning back!