Does anyone but me ever let their house get so messy that it starts to seem overwhelming? Ok, someone had better admit to this or I’m going to be very embarrassed! I mean, it seems like by the time you get one room clean another room is really messed up because you’ve thrown all the things, that had been left in the other room, but belonged in that room, back in there! It’s a never ending battle! A battle that often makes you feel defeated and like you just want to torch that house, build another one and start over!
I think most of you realize that I’m exaggerating. Well, unless you’ve ever unexpectedly shown up at my house. Ahem. But isn’t that how life seems sometimes? Like, we clean up one area of our lives, only for something else to get off track! Like we just can’t catch a break to save our lives! Like, we’re fighting back, but with every punch we throw, the enemy is throwing two! And they’re all hitting us right in the gut! Do you often feel this way? Then WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD HONEY! Look, crap happens! Period. It’s how we deal with the crap that matters.
Now, let’s just get real for a second ok? If you leave a baby in a poopy diaper, one of two things will happen; they’ll either get really raw, or get a diaper rash. If one doesn’t wipe good, they’ll get raw. Either way, if you sit in crap, your butt’s going to hurt, or at least be very uncomfortable. That’s exactly how life is. We have to wipe off the crap, before we get raw, and keep on going!
Look, God’s word is pretty clear that if you’re a living, breathing human being, you’re going to have troubles! Sometimes it’s just easier to give up. But every single time we let troubles defeat us, we’re allowing sin to creep in and keep us from living the life God created us to live. Which means, we’re not really living at all! Because you can have everything this world has to offer; money, fame, and lots of “things”, but until you’re doing what God created you to do, all the crap that hits you will most likely be stickier! And the more raw and uncomfortable your life will become. I don’t know about you, but to me, that sounds miserable, not to mention stinky!
The Message bible says this in
Romans 1: 16-17, “It’s news I’m most proud to proclaim, this extraordinary Message of God’s powerful plan to rescue everyone who trusts him, starting with Jews and then right on to everyone else! God’s way of putting people right shows up in the acts of faith, confirming what Scripture has said all along: (and this is the part I want you to pay close attention to!) “The person in right standing before God by trusting him really lives.”
Don’t you want to REALLY live, or do you want to go through life always wanting more? Always looking for something, anything to make you feel fulfilled. Do you want to acquire the ability to “wipe good” and not be raw and uncomfortable? All you have to do is trust Jesus! Allow Him to be your savior. The One who directs your steps. The One who redeems and restores. The One who “wipes” you clean! It’s never too early, and it’s certainly never too late! We can REALLY live! We don’t have to always feel, or be defeated! The battle’s already been won my friend, when the Savior gave His life! Now, if you haven’t already done so, give Him yours!!!