In Love with Life

In Love with Life

I sometimes think too much. I am a perfectionist, and I am good at thinking things through. But there are some things out there that doesn’t have an answer.
I am very willful. I have pretty strong desires that can get the better of me at times. I have made mistakes because of this. I have had a relatively good life, so when things don’t go well, I take matters into my own hands. If anyone has ever watched the movie “Ella Enchanted”, they’d know what I mean. Ella was obedient, but sometimes she really didn’t want to be. Like her, I have very strong opinions, and sometimes I let my sense of fairness and justice take over too much.
I can be pretty proud, too. I believe in my intelligence, in my positivity, and my abilities so much that I think I can do anything.
When I have had the clarity in my life to realize that I am not perfect, I felt that I needed to die for my sins. “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). I am reading through the Old testament now, particularly Leviticus, and it is very clear that for many sins, one was liable to be put to death. And so, that’s what I felt.
But God made a way for me to not die for my sins. God gave us Jesus, the way, the truth, and the life. God shows us a way back to Him. When we are tempted by Satan, the seducer, the destroyer, we use scripture (Matthew 4:1-11) If we sin, we repent (Matthew 4:17). If we sin, we trust that Jesus died for us as a sacrifice to God (1 John 2:2). Then we are born again, not of flesh but of the spirit (John 3:1-15)
Jesus did not call the righteous but sinners (Luke 5:27-32). If you think you are healthy, you wouldn’t need a doctor to help you. If you think you are perfect, then you won’t be called by God. God won’t bless you with the Holy Spirit and its spiritual gifts, and you will die in your sins, having to give an account of your life on Judgement Day (Romans 14:12).