“Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us” (1 Peter 2:12).
Does your life get easier after you accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? This question has a two-part answer. Yes and no.
There are some things in your life that will be easier. After you become a born-again Christian, you don’t have to fear death or being alone. You can look forward to the joy of knowing Jesus better every day.
There are also things that will be harder. You will have to bring your lifestyle into line with what the Bible says. You will want to live a life that pleases Jesus. There are some things you will have to stop doing and other things you’ll want to start doing. Even some of your relationships may need to change.
Adjustments like these are just plain hard! I would be lying to you if I said your life would always be easy when you become a born-again Christian.
One thing my husband had to go through for a while after he became a believer was the bewilderment of his parents. He decided to go into Christian work and they were shocked. They had planned that he would make a lot of money. It was an adjustment for them and for him.
But, this is the truth—every hard thing you go through in the name of Jesus is worth it. His friendship and love are worth it all!
The changes that occur in your life because of the decisions you make as a believer won’t always be painless but they will be right!
Kimberly Snider is a missionary to the Philippines.
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