I have honestly
been serving this wannabee God that is suppose to be all this supper
%#@* practically my entire %#@* life, and all I have been getting
is %#@*!& compromises, suffering, health and financial problems
and social problems.
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You say you have been serving God all your life.
Yes, you have been trying to serve God. I'd guess you've been doing
a lot of good things. Many people do good things, but that does
not mean they are serving God.
You did not specifically say what you've been doing, so I must
ask, how have you been serving God? What is the #1 thing God wants
you to do?
Are you reading the Bible regularly?
Did you know that the Bible says that the more we serve the Lord,
the more we will suffer. The better Christian we are, the greater
our suffering will be.
"Now if we are children [of God],
then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed
we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in His
glory." - Romans 8:17 (NIV)
"Join me in suffering for the gospel"
- 2 Timothy 1:8 (NIV)
But Christians have joy in suffering, because we know our suffering
results from our love for the Lord.
"But rejoice that you participate
in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His
glory is revealed." - 1 Peter 4:13 (NIV)
I'm not saying that you should be rejoicing in your suffering.
There is something else that doesn't add up. You said that you've
been baptised three times. That is very unusual.
Baptism does not make someone a Christian. Only God can see your
heart, so only God knows if you are trsting Jesus for your salvation
(are a Christian), but if you are not a Christian you will not find
joy in suffering.
I do not know what God's plan for you is, or how He is working
in your life. But my guess is that you are trying to please God
on your own. That you have been working hard to do things that please
God, so that in return God will bless you and let you into heaven.
Maybe God is showing you that what you've been doing is not pleasing
I have two questions for you. I'm going to take some guesses at
the answers. Please excuse me if I'm wrong.
1) If you should die today, would you go to heaven?
I expect that you would say yes. (If I am wrong, please let
2) You have died and you are standing before God at the gates
of heaven. God asks you, "Why should I let you into my heaven?"
What is your answer?
My guess is that your answer is that you've been a good person.
You've been serving God. You've done a lot of good things. You're
better than some other people you know. You haven't murdered anyone.
You've been mostly good, so God should let you into heaven.
If this is your answers, you've missed the point of Christianity.
No matter how good you've been, you have not been good enough to
get into heaven. The standard for getting into heaven is that you
have to have been perfect... for your entire life.
Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever taken something that was
not yours? Have you ever taken the name of God in vain? Have you
ever looked at another person with lust? (The Bible says that if
you lust after another person you have committed aultery in your
The answer is yes.
That means you owe a penalty for what you've done wrong. That penalty
is death... or what we call hell.
What is the answer that opens the gates of heaven to you? Truly
feeling these words in your heart summarizes it:
I am a sinner. I've done wrong. I've broken your laws. I deserve
punishment in hell. I'm sorry for all the wrong I've done. But your
Son Jesus Christ, who is my Lord and God, took my punishment in
my place. He died so that I do not have to die. He died tp pay my
debt and that is why you should let me into your heaven.
And God opens the gate and welcomes you into His home.