To Do Good Things

Ephesians 2:10 God planned for us to do good things and to live as he has always wanted us to live. That’s why he sent Christ to make us what we are. CEV

The world is a troublesome place to live. There’s chaos here. Politics here and there. Gossips everywhere. Dissatisfaction despite the more in life. Bitterness rooted deeply in the heart. Worries over something that is not even happening. Fear of the unknown. Everything unpleasant spreads to and fro. Sickness strikes over all ages. Feeling unloved despite the “I love you’s.” Bad luck? Name it. It’s flying all over the place.

And so, what’s the point of being here? Isn’t this a dirty place to live?

The truth is, while Jesus was here on earth, He Himself confirmed how troublesome this world is. He said in the book of John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” NIV

I find His statement a ray of sunshine amidst the darkness. Jesus Christ is the Father in heaven’s plan for us that the moment we place our faith in Him, we can do good things and we can begin to live a life He already has for us from the very beginning. Hard? Nope. Because when Jesus Christ sat at the right hand of the Father, He did not leave us an orphan but He gave us a beautiful gift – the Holy Spirit.

Without Jesus, we will only survive gasping for breath in this wicked world. Having put our faith in Jesus gives us a breathing space that when the world becomes polluted over the subtle tricks of Satan, we can inhale and exhale an amazing kind of peace not out of human strength but a produce out of who lives on the inside of us.

Thus, when goodness is so hard to give because of the hardness of heart of men, we can do good things so naturally because of Jesus Christ. The Son of Man becomes our model over how to live triumphantly in this world. He is our pathway to do good things and because He does it, we can too.

So cheer up. When you have Jesus deep inside your heart, you can face this world with a sign of hope. You are created to do good things and you can do good things in this evil world.

Have a great and blessed day to you and all!!!

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