A stranger gives you a ticket to anywhere. Where would you go?
Most people would make the decision based on their dream place like the beaches of Cancun or the “City of Love.” The question is, would you ask God where He wanted you to go?
Many Christians have the false belief that once you cross the line of salvation you have “Hell insurance” and you are all set on the path to Heaven no matter what you say, how you act, and what you think. God has forgiven you of your past so it doesn’t matter what you do from here on out because God will forgive you. A pastor once asked his congregation, “For those of you who believe that, what if you’re wrong?”
Hell is real. As much as Father doesn’t want us to go there, the Bible is very specific about what will and what will not inherit His kingdom.
God is love. Some people get confused and ask, “If God is love then why does He send people to Hell?”
I’ve asked myself this very question many times before, but I finally got a revelation. God does not send us to Hell, we buy the ticket. We dwell in the ways of the world and we let the world come between us and our relationship with God. There was a time when Hell was the only option, but because God is love He sent Jesus, His Beloved, to give us another option.
Praise God, we now have another route! The way is narrow and less traveled, but it is a way if you choose to walk it. God even gives us a map telling us how to get there, how wonderful is that? It may mean making some changes. You may have to drop a few bags and cut a few ties. I know I have had to make changes, but Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice, I think I can make a few sacrifices so that His gift was not given in vain.
You were given a ticket when you were born. It’s a ticket of life. The ticket takes you on the journey.
A wise man once told me that “Life is not about the destination, it’s about the trip.” The journey that you choose to take will tell you where you will end up. So maybe it is time to look at yourself and ask, “Where am I going” before you get lost. Don’t worry, if you do get lost I know the perfect GPS. God’s Personal Service.
So a stranger gives you a ticket to anywhere. Where will you go?
Choose the narrow way.
Matthew 7: 13-14