Your Life Matters
Your Life Matters!
It doesn’t matter if you think you are unpopular or have few friends on social media, your life matters!
It doesn’t matter how smart you are or if you feel you are not so smart, your life matters!
It doesn’t matter how much money you have or if you are poor, your life matters!
It doesn’t matter if others have said disparaging and hurtful words to you, your life matters!
It doesn’t matter if you have a job or not, your life matters!
It doesn’t matter if you hold a high office or have no office at all, your life matters!
It doesn’t matter if you feel all alone, or are surrounded by people, your life matters!
Your life matters because it was given to you by God and it is eternal.
You matter because you matter to God.
You matter because you were created in the image of God to love Him and to be loved by Him.
You matter because God loves you even when you have not done the things you should.
You matter because you have the opportunity to love others and help change their lives for the good.
You matter because you can live a life that reflects who God is as a testimony to His greatness.
You matter so much to God that He sent His only son to die on a cross so that you would not have to face eternal death and separation from God for your personal sins.
Your present life matters because after your present body dies you will live on and stand before God. That means that what you do here and now will matter for all eternity!
The problems people have, and the reason they sometimes feel that their life does not matter, is we all (me, you and our neighbors) have all sinned against God. The Bible says;
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23
The “glory” is God’s perfection and goodness. We just don’t measure up no matter how hard we try.
This fact means that, unless someone intervenes on your behalf, when you stand before God, because He is perfectly righteous and just, He will have to cast you away from His presence and you will endure eternal separation and punishment. The Bible says;
For the wages of sin is death; Romans 6:23a
So, what can you do? Well, God in His love for you provided someone to stand in your place to receive the punishment that you deserve. The Bible says;
But He was wounded for our offenses, He was crushed for our wrongdoings;
The punishment for our well-being was laid upon Him, And by His wounds we are healed.
All of us, like sheep, have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way;
But the Lord has caused the wrongdoing of us all To fall on Him. Isaiah 53:5-6
This person who received our punishment is Jesus the Christ or Messiah. It is through His death on a cross and resurrection to new life, that we can receive the gift of eternal life from God.
For Christ also suffered for sins once for all time, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; 1 Peter 3:18
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
To receive this gift of eternal life all you have to do is to receive Jesus Christ into your life. You can do that through prayer, which is simply talking to God who is always present. Simply talk to God as you would any one else. Express to Him the following;
Lord God, I realize that I am a sinner, one who has not been obedient to your moral law or commandments. I recognize that I am in need of a savior who will stand in my place. Thank you for sending Jesus Christ to die on the cross for me. I now put my faith and trust in Jesus by inviting Him into my life to save me and to make me the kind of person you want me to be.
God promised that: “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord (Jesus) will be saved.” Romans 10:13
God is not as concerned about the exact words you use as He is about the attitude of your heart. Prayer is a way to recognize to Him, and yourself, what you need. It is also a way to demonstrate your faith and trust in Him, rather than faith and trust in yourself.
But, as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name, John 1:12
When you receive Christ you become spiritually reborn. You become a child of God, a new creation in Christ.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, this person is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
If you just received Christ, your old life has passed away and everything has become new in Christ.
If you have received Christ, the most important thing about you now is your new life in Christ! Use it well. Live righteously. Live in obedience to God to honor and glorify Him. Whatever you are facing, whatever the circumstance you live in, whatever the difficulties are, whatever your socio-economic status is, you have unlimited potential for good in Christ. In Christ God will lead you to accomplish amazing things. Live by faith in Him and His word the Bible.
And, that’s the secret! “Christ in you, the hope of glory!” Colossians 1:27
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Blessings to you!