There are three doors in this life.
Three ultimate choices. (And here’s the deal.) To not choose is to choose the brown door.
We’ll call that door: REJECT.
You can choose to reject everything the bible teaches. Everything a life given to Jesus Christ is.
(Yep, your choice.)
God gives this choice to each and every person.
You can reject Jesus Christ and all the bible teaches, walk away, take the brown door, and continue on down the road you’re on. (But there are consequences.) BIG brown ones, because the bible says that you will one day stand before a Holy God and give an answer to Him for your life. [Matt. 12:36] The choices are yours. Absolutely. The consequences are not. Those kick in automatically for every person who chooses the door REJECT; consequences carved in stone; eternal and unchangeable.
You are choosing eternal separation from everything Jesus Christ proclaimed He IS:
- Jesus said, “…I am the light of the world.” [John 9:5]
- Reject The Light of the World – you get eternal darkness. [2 Peter 2:4]
- Jesus said, “Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” [John 7:38]
- Reject His living water – you get eternal burning thirst. [Luke 16:24]
- Jesus said, “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” [John 17:3]
- Reject God’s only offer of eternal life – and you get hell and all the consequences of eternal death. [Revelation 21:8, Matthew 25:46, Psalm 9:17, 2 Thessalonians 1:9, Matthew 13:50, Matthew 25:41]
The second door, the green door, we’ll call: PRODIGAL.
This door “looks good” in the beginning. This door says you can have it both ways. You can have it all. You can be a Christian, but you can live anyway you want. You get to captain your own boat!
It’s the door of compromise. Living with one foot in the world, playing by the world’s rules, and living with one foot in the Kingdom of God; fire insurance all paid up! This door should be labeled MISERY because that’s where it leads.
(I should know. I once took this door.)
Prodigals are people who think they know more than God does about what will make them happy. They believe they have the right to own their own lives, having it their own way.
And many times?
God obliges. Steps back and says, “Okay. Have it your way.”
He lets them, because He knows they are headed straight for the ditch, or pig pen! (Both lousy outcomes.) Outcomes that take them in a great wide circle, which brings them right back to the red door again.
This door we will call: REPENTANCE.
Good word repentance. It means to change your mind. Change your course. Go in a new direction. To choose a different life! There’s only one way to open this door to a new direction: Jesus Christ.
I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. John 10:9 NKJV
Choose Him? Choose His gift for you? You get ALL He owns, and Heaven, too!
The Caterpillar’s Prayer:
Jesus, I believe You died and shed Your blood on that cross so that Your sacrifice could make me right again in the eyes of God. You are the right door for me. I am asking You, right now, to come into my heart; to rebuild my life. I don’t know much, but I know I need You, and I believe You are the answer I am seeking. Forgive me for all my wrong choices… for the mess I’ve made of my life. I need You LORD. Come into my broken heart and heal me. I’m asking you to. Give me a new beginning. Give this caterpillar wings! No more status quo.
I want Your living water flowing through me!
In Jesus Name I Ask, Amen.