Christchurch Christian Centre UK

Christchurch Christian Centre UK

Tuesday 1 March 2011

What puts you off?

Why do some of us delay or fail to get on with things? One thing that seems to act as a deterrent for some people, is the idea that until they are, "a better person," or "more knowledgeable or practiced," they will not act. Sometimes we think our input or help would not be good enough.

The same sort of thought patterns can stop or delay us from responding to God. He calls us to turn to Him, or to undertake some particular work for Him, but because we feel inadequate or not good enough, we don't respond.

When Jesus called His disciples, He called them just as they were and just where they were. He did not advise them to get ready first; improve their behaviour; become a better person; be good, etc. He simply said, "Follow me."

Zacchaeus was up a tree - "Come down." He did. Peter, James and John were by the sea mending nets. "Follow me and I will make you fishers of men." They did at once. Matthew was sitting collecting taxes, "Follow me." Immediately he did.

Today God calls all of us everywhere to follow Him. Acts 17 says:-
Acts 17:28-31
28 'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.'
29 "Therefore since we are God's offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone-- an image made by man's design and skill.
30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.
31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead." (NIV)

It's time. Just as you are, where you are. Today decide to follow Jesus Christ and turn your life over to Him.

I read this prayer and it might be what you need to pray:-

A prayer:

Heavenly Father, I admit I have sinned against you. I know I can only be in perfect harmony with you by trusting Jesus Christ to be my Lord and Saviour. I now choose to turn from my sin and accept Jesus. Please forgive me and give me the gift of eternal life. Help me to follow Jesus from today. Amen.

Don't wait any longer.

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