Christianity gut check:
Let’s say that Christ is coming back today! What is your immediate reaction? Excitement? Fear? Questions? Concerns? Need a moment?
Today’s homework is to ponder that simple question. What is your reaction if you were told, today is THE day? And its quite easy to determine where your relationship is with God based on your immediate response (not the one after you think about it for a few minutes… but the knee-jerk, instant, first response).
Is your response, “huzzah, I’m ready!”… or are you hoping that there is an essay portion to explain your current status? Don’t read into this a doomsday, better hurry, you aren’t right with God, etc. post. This is merely something you can do on your own, and your own response might surprise you.
If you reflect properly, you might catch some patterns that need tweaking. When you constantly ask the question, would God approve? your outlook changes.
Some of us get stuck in ruts and it takes someone shaking our shoulders and smacking us around a bit before we realize that life on autopilot is not the life God called us to live. I’m not even going to try and presuppose your position in life right now. But you can. Is God on your mind’s speed dial? Does your heart belong to Him during the good AND bad times? Are you excited at the thought of His perfect plan completing with the triumphant return of our King where eternity finally begins?
Be honest… you only have yourself to fool. Are you where you need to be today? If not… save yourself the panic, save you from desperation, prevent the cries for more time and the begging for another chance. Today is a chance… use that.