Do I Need a Substitute For My Life?

Do I Need a Substitute For My Life?

The Christian answer would be “yes.” My answer would be “no.” I think I handle things pretty well on my own without Jesus. Some people would say that I haven’t done it all on my own, that Jesus secretly helps me out, but I don’t believe that. I have done it all on my own without Jesus. If Jesus was helping me out along this journey called life, wouldn’t he want it to be known that he had helped me? Just a simple “Hey, that was me, see what you can do with my help?” The Christian response to that would be something about how Jesus isn’t going to come right out and say it. Well that’s dumb. Like I said in my Make Yourself Known blog, Jesus isn’t very well known these days. Christian’s aren’t making it easy to know Jesus either. 



Where is Jesus?

Maybe the idea that everyone can do it on their own comes from a lack of Jesus. Where is he? In this crazy world, why isn't Jesus stepping up to the plate? Why aren't Christians? Am I suppose to take it on everyone's word that I need a substitute for my life? What about other religions that tell me I need something different than Jesus? Should I take them at their word as well? If Jesus is truly the only substitute, I again ask, where is he?

Why does Jesus want me to have self-control when he says I will always mess up in his eyes? That doesn't make sense does it? "Be good but you can't actually be good unless you believed in me and then die to go to heaven." I would say that I control myself a lot more than anyone else I know does: I work and go to school, I'm not knocked up, I pay my bills, I tip 25%, and I'm nice. Christians do not seem to take self-control to heart and I don't understand why they don't. They say that they should do or not do certain things for Jesus but don't seem to follow their own rules.  Where is Jesus in these so called Christians?

If Jesus is not being represented then they must not be relying on Jesus in their lives or letting Jesus be their substitute. How am I supposed to believe that I need a substitute for my life when Christians don't even let Jesus be their substitute? How do we explain people that have plenty of self-control without the help of Jesus all their life? Leave a comment below on your thoughts.

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