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To the editor:
In writing this letter, I know I will probably raise a few eyebrows.
It has to do with two choices every one of us will have to make. We can either choose to be a servant of God or live as one of the world’s slaves. After reading this I hope you can understand what I’m trying to say. I’m not afraid to let others know that I choose to be a servant of God. At least I know I have someone I can place all my trust in.
Most people desire to live the good life, though the definition of what it means may vary from person to person. For many people, it means having money, possessions and a position. For others the good life is one filled with inner happiness, meaningful relationships, life purposes and other things. To most of us the good life is a blend or mixture of both lists. However, separately or collectively these things are or can have limits to their ability to provide for a good life. Anyone who is looking for the good life, the best life and one that is overflowing and unending needs only to look toward Jesus. When you choose to be a servant of His what a glorious life you will have.
Once I was told “actions speak louder than words” and how they can affect our choices. We will be judged by the way we respond and treat people.
Our world today doesn’t seem to be concerned about our choices. The world is only concerned about what is of utmost important to it. Hold steadfast to your faith and always stand firm by the choices you make. Just know that God can promise you eternal life. Can the world?
Have you ever asked yourself the question “How can I change my life and make it a better one?” I can think of two really good reasons.
First, we get rid of the things that are preventing us for being the person we want to be or doing the things we want to be or doing the things we want to do. Also, you quickly remove the things that hinder your growth. Second, you replace those things with actions and attitudes that produce good results in everything that you do. Out with the old ways of the world and in with the new with God being the first in your life. Now is the time to examine our hearts and evaluate our priorities. May we all be willing to let go of the evil sins of the world and start a spiritual growth with God.
Sometimes we let physical, emotional and mental fatigue get the best of us. When we get this way or to the point when we are ready to just give up, we have to make an important choice.
Progress like we want seems like it will never come. This is when we all need a reminder that the fruit of our efforts may only be determined in our persistence. When we do things, we don’t do “them” to please the world, but we do them because, as a servant of God, it is our will to do so. After all, God isn’t finished with us yet.
Don’t let things of the world keep you a slave or prisoner. Whenever you hear people say that they have let noise, lies, certain activities of the world and other things make them make the wrong choices in this life, remember one thing. You are a servant of God, so you know what it will take to change them. Let them know that God is the only safe harbor they need. Also, let them know that life will be better when they follow God’s example. When I say what I believe instead of what other people want me to say, then I feel like I am a true servant of God.
In closing, I hope that my letter will give hope to everyone. I do want to leave you with these words — wouldn’t you rather be a servant of God than live as a slave to this troubled world we live in? “The choice is yours!”