Colossians 1:21 (The Message)
You yourselves are a case study of what he does. At one time you all had your backs turned to God, thinking rebellious thoughts of him, giving him trouble every chance you got.
I’m not sure about you but the first verse describes me at times. It in fact describes me right now. I am just a “rebellious” boy doing bad things, failing God and giving him trouble every chance i got.
Is that true to you as well?
How many times did we choose to shut up and stand up for our faith when we were expected to?
How many times did we say yes to bar-hopping and partying thinking it’s just for the occasion?
How many times did we engage in gossip and ungodly conversations just for us to be “IN”?
How many times did we choose to sleep instead of waking up to attend that scheduled prayer meeting?
How many times right after the service did we start lying again and going back to our old selves?
How many times had we turned our eyes to that pretty woman?
How many times did we fail GOD?
If you’re not, you’re worth commendable! I encourage you to continue and keep on.
As for me and for others out there, it’s time to make the 360-degree turn.
It’s time to ask forgiveness, go back to God and start becoming a good boy once again.
Praise the Lord for He is a God of second chances and even third or fourth or fifth chances!
He said in His Word that He is faithful and just to forgive us if we confess our sins before him. (1 John 1:9)
Without asking forgiveness, we can never be truly happy and rewards God had prepared will no longer come.
Let’s go now to our own closet rooms or wherever you are right now, please say you’re sorry NOW.