I think about different things concerning my life; my past, my present, and my future. This evening, my old temper came to mind. Running through the memories of fights and arguments and bottled up tensions, my mind settled on a fight I had many years ago. I had my opponent pinned down. I picked up a nearby brick to put a permanent end to the fight, but something clicked. Instead of bashing his head in, I pressed it firmly against the side of his head, so he'd know what things could have been. I then, tossed the brick and went on about my business. I never had another issue with this particular adversary.
While thinking about this, I can't help but thank God for grabbing my hand and staying my wrath. I thank God for being my kill switch. Thinking even further on times that my temper got ridiculous, I can pretty much identify moments when the switch clicked. I'd gather myself and distance myself from whatever/whomever was drawing the worst out of me. As I've grown older and happier with my life, my temper is seen less and less. Again, I thank God for ALL that He has done to bring me to THIS point in my life where I can speak openly about my life, my struggles, my victories, and so much more. Thank You God, for being my Kill Switch!
My heart has ALWAYS held that there is a Power in our world, greater than man and anything man can do and create. My soul has always been, low-key, mindful of this. Yes, I went to church all my life as a kid. I did what I was told and followed all the Catholic rules. It's what I was supposed to do. Yet there is a Kill Switch to such things as well. At the point of this particular switch being flipped, I was drawn in, individually toward Jesus Christ. It took a little over four years for me to realize where I was being led. During those few years, I began studying things like religion and the Bible for myself and my own knowledge. By the time Jesus reached out to grab me, I knew that He did not belong to a denomination, to a temple, or to a particular people. He belongs to ALL!!
Jesus does not look for you to drop offerings before He brings you salvation. He does not look for you to be working before you come to Him. He does not care who your clique, team, church, pastor, family, or friends are when He comes. He does not care whether you are clean, dirty, healthy or contagious as you approach! For He is JESUS, by whom we all are saved, if only we'll choose Him over all else. There is a void in mankind that no job, no amount of money, no amount of fame, and no amount of sex can fill!! JESUS is the Answer, the Bridge, the Way, the Truth, and the Life!! By Him and only Him, are we able to make it home to God, our Creator. Via Jesus, we DO have Life and Life more abundantly!!
If you feel you've reached a dead end; if you seek better for yourself, your family, your children; if you hunger for something greater than what this world could ever offer; if you are tired of falling short to sin and failing on your shortcuts; if you need a light of guidance to know what's best for you and seek redemption and salvation, PLEASE come to Jesus! Let us pray: Dear Lord Jesus, I am tired of living life my way, which has availed me nothing. I need you now, Jesus, to come into my life and make better the mess I've created. I acknowledge that You are the Son of God who did die for my sins to offer me eternal life. Please forgive my sins and show me the Way, the Truth, and the Life Whom You are. I accept you into my life, my heart, and my soul as my Lord and Savior. Show me the way You would have me to go. Thank You Jesus! Amen!!
P.S. There is a Kill Switch that you have access to, and it is the switch that turns off the maddening ways of this world and turns on the power of God, through Jesus Christ, in your life. The ball is in your court, and has been for quite some time.......
Bryan Hollomon Williams