Some people say, “If eternity is like Atlantic Ocean, our life on earth is like a drop from that big Ocean.”
Well, how do you see a drop? As a circle, don’t you? And a circle is a closed shape. There is no continuity to it. It starts at one point, goes around 360 degrees and ends where it started.
But for me personally, I don’t see my present and eternal life like a circle but as a horizontal line and I will tell you how.
The Bible says that God foreknew me before time (Romans 8:28-30; 2 Timothy 1:9). I was in God’s mind way before I came to this life. And when it was time for me to come, the time He only knew, He brought me to this life.
Well, the Bible says, I will have eternal life if I believe in the Son of God, Jesus Christ (1 John 5:13; John 20:31; John 17:3). So, few years ago, I believed in the LORD Jesus Christ and received Him as my personal Lord and Savior. From that moment on, as the Bible says, I began my eternal journey.
So when I finish my race which is laid out before me, I shall go to my eternal home, transported in a boat called “death” and when I go out of the boat through Christ, I shall be given a different “glorified body”, a body which will fit the environment I’m going to be in. This new body will never be stricken by disease, pain or weakness.
So, I was in the mind of God before I came to this life, now I go back to God, to my eternal dwelling, do you see any point which meets all over again to make a circle?
I don’t think so. This is what I see: A horizontal line which has no end.
But, notice one important point here: Horizontal line doesn’t mean that there is no directional change.
After Jesus came to my life, the direction of my life turned 180 degrees and continued in an opposite direction. And throughout my walk with Christ until now, I sometimes stumble and fall, in a small or big way. With His grace and mercy, I get up and strive to stay on the horizontal line.
I strive to stay away from a vicious circle of confessing the same kind of sin, and asking God to forgive me for doing the same sin. This is a kind of “circle life” that has a tendency to destroy my life.
Wow! God knows how many “circles” I made in my life so far. But may all the glory and praise be to Him who knows how to snatch me out of the vicious circle and keep me on the horizontal line.
Do you find yourself stuck in a circle of confessing but doing the same sin again and again, finding yourself in the same “ditch?”
I think and believe the solution for this is for us to train ourselves to “FORSAKE” our sinful ways. That is it! FORSAKE IT!
Listen what the Bible says:
“Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,
but the one who confesses and renounces (or, forsakes) them finds mercy.” Proverbs 28:13
Unless we forsake our sin, we will be stuck in a vicious circle. God is with us to help us come out of that kind of life but HERE IS THE CATCH! We can’t do it by ourselves! We have to seek the help of others.
I sought the help of others many times and God rescued and ransomed me from a vicious circle of a destructive lifestyle.
If your life is stuck in a vicious circle, seek help. You can’t keep on doing the same thing and expect a different outcome than finding yourself in the same ditch. Seek help!
You already confessed your sin to God many times, didn’t you? Now, it is time for you to confess it to other believers in Christ.
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16 ///