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Q:

I supposedly gave my life to Jesus at a church camp when I was a teenager, but it didn't last. I guess it was just an emotional experience that faded away. My life since then hasn't been all that happy, and now that I'm older I wonder, have I missed something?


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I have no doubt that your life would have been very different if you’d grown in your faith instead of letting it fade away. God’s plan for every believer is that “he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion” (Philippians 1:6).

What difference would Christ have made in your life? For one thing, He would have given you wisdom to face life’s decisions and problems. God doesn’t want us to drift aimlessly through life, trusting only in ourselves and our wisdom. Instead, God loves us, and wants to guide us so we avoid life’s pitfalls and discover His perfect plan for our lives. The Bible says, “In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:6).

In addition, when we give our lives to Christ, we become part of His family forever — and that means we’re never alone. Not only is God with us, but we also are surrounded by brothers and sisters in Christ who care about us and can help us. The Bible says, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11).

But listen: God still loves you, and it’s not too late to turn to Christ. You can’t change the past but you can learn from it. By faith open your heart and life to Jesus Christ and build your life on the truth of His Word, the Bible. You will never regret it.

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2 Comments

  1. Dennis Janicek says:

    I have always wondered God permits suffering. This poor young boy suffers from meth and society helps him by putting hm in jail. I wish the boy could jump over the meth and get his life straight. I suppose that James the Just was right, the father of the celestial lights cannot tempt anyone but each is tempted by his own desire. I just wish people had an alternative to prison. That way people would be built up and not torn down … Call me silly …

  2. Aspin Davis says:

    Please Pray for me? I have not let my faith fade out I am still strong in my beliefs in what God through Christ can and is doing in my life. but I have not been to church since July then I started smoking meth again with my sister on a weekly bases and I am scared that I am falling out of Gods grace. I donot want to do this but is is here all around me! I live at my parent’s home and my mother and sister are meth addicts I got into trouble for meth possession in 2010. I was locked up and spent a year away in county jail and then prison. I was delighted when I came to terms with my sentence. I found Christ again while locked up. I got out Nov.7th 2012 and stayed clean until the last week of June2013. TO be honest I asked for my sister to bust-out every time I saw her for a good two months when she would come over to visit. I do not know why I would but then she did bust out. It was a horrible time while I was high for the first time again. I was glad to leave her house and hoped and prayed to never indulge again. things happened in her life that caused her to move in to my parents home as well, then the regular use began. I donnot have the means to move out on my own I am a full time student. I just need prayer, for my mother, sister, and myself.