It’s what we all want, isn’t it? To have our cake and eat it too. We want to have one foot in the world and one foot in Heaven, but we simply cannot.
We can’t serve two Gods. Sin leads to consequences and pain; we know this as Christians. This isn’t “punishment” but a “reaping” of sorts. We all sin, and that cannot be avoided because no one is perfect. We as sinners can still live out our full potential if we repent. We cannot live in unrepentant sin (sin we don’t make an effort to turn away from) and reap the harvest, that is, the fullness of life God has called us to. It’s hard. Our sin is a lot of times our own comfort. Truth be told, our comfort zone is a lot like a prison we confine ourselves to. Many believe they love God but don’t. Their emotions are their god; their own comfort is their god.
Serving two masters will inevitably fail you at some point because you will end up hating one and loving the other. (Matthew 6:24) Those that truly love God will eventually see the inconsistencies with loving God and loving the world. Those that love the world will inevitably begin to hate God because following God will cause them to die to the things of this world.
I want to encourage those reading who truly want a deeper connection with Christ to make the choice not to be lukewarm; make the choice to be all in and get rid of the things in your life that are keeping you from deepening your walk with Him. Be bold in your faith and experience the satisfaction, the peace, and the joy that comes in choosing.
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