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I know my life would be better if I were a believer but I just can't seem to get there. Every time I start to commit myself to Jesus, I begin thinking of all the questions I have and whether or not I'm strong enough to be a Christian, and I end up not doing anything. Maybe you can help me.


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Did it ever occur to you that this is exactly the way the devil wants you to act? He doesn’t want you to give your life to Jesus and will do everything he can to keep you from it.

And one of his most effective tricks is to make us look at ourselves rather than at Christ. As long as you focus on yourself, you will always believe you’re too weak, and doubt if you are strong enough to be a Christian. You also will manage to think up all sorts of “reasons” why it doesn’t make sense for you to give your life to Christ.

Don’t focus on yourself; focus instead on Jesus Christ and what He did for you. Do you want to know if God loves you? Look at Christ as He hung on the cross and shed His blood for you. Do you want to know if there is life beyond the grave? Look at Christ after His resurrection from the dead. He alone could say, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Why doubt any longer?

And I urge you not to delay. Don’t be like the official to whom the Apostle Paul spoke, who said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you” (Acts 24:25). But he never did. By a simple prayer of faith ask Christ to come into your life right now–and He will.

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8 Comments

  1. Michael Norrod says:

    Thank you for all you do for Christ. Please don’t ever give up helping others!

  2. Marlin Chysal says:

    This has helped me a lot because I have been in that situation too. I even drew a conclusion that maybe God doesn’t want me or it never works about prayers. I was wrong. I was focusing on myself instead of on Jesus Christ. I have learned and I’m appreciative.

  3. Gordon Smith says:

    I love this response. It is very difficult to be a Christian, but not impossible. It is important to remember that strength comes from Jesus.

  4. Tyler Porter says:

    My entire family is Christian and I was raised as such, but since coming to college I struggled with sin. Due to meeting hundreds of new people and sinning as much as I did, I now cannot commit due to thoughts of atheism and disbelief.

  5. Peyton Smith says:

    I keep getting distracted. Everytime that I start a fast, I mess up.

  6. paskah says:

    i want to commit myself to JESUS. Amin

  7. Phiri Chiyesa says:

    how do I get rid of evil things like drinking and failure to read the bible? I have tried but I keep going back to the past. I even fail to pray to my God

  8. Jeffrey jones says:

    My god heard my cries for it was from the depths of my soul..