Are you ready? (A series of questions)
Are you ready to give up your dreams? Are you ready to quit your job? Are you ready to abandon your home and go to the wilderness? Are you ready to lose everything? Are you ready to give everything to God? Are you ready to follow your faith unconditionally? Are you ready to obey the leaders anointed by God? Are you ready to fully submit yourself to the church? Are you ready and willing to sacrifice your life for others? Are you ready to suffer and to face persecutions for His name’s sake even unto death? Are you ready and worthy to accept His promises of salvation and reward? Are you really ready to receive His judgments upon you?
Luke 21:35 – For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
Most of us may not yet be ready any time soon including myself. But we should be prepared anytime no matter what. This is salvation we are talking about. It is the very reason why we exist and have faith in the first place. We believe and serve for the sole purpose of pleasing Him as we may be worthy of His salvation.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 – Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
When will you be ready? (A series of answers)
When I receive my diploma. When I receive my master’s degree. When I find a job. When I find a better job. When I get a promotion and a hefty raise. When I have my dream car. When I finish building my dream house. When I get married. When my son reached his teens. When my children are old enough. When my grandchildren are old enough. When I have an “X” amount of money in my bank account. When I have procured dozens of real estate properties. When I have traveled around the globe. When I’m satisfied and contented with what I have. When I’m old and retired. When I’m sickly and frail.
Conclusion of the matter
There is no single event that will actually make you ready. Every step of the way has issues of its own, one after another. There are new urgencies that you will desire when opening consecutive doors after another. Today you may desperately need a doctor but the next day you may frantically need a police officer. Our needs change as well as our desires, emotions and perceptions. Universally, there is no true answer to human sanity and desires. Except of course, the righteous path of Godliness with Contentment.
Anytime you can be ready to sacrifice and to do the most difficult things in life. It all depends on your spiritual enlightenment and maturity. It may be harsh and severe but we have to decide.
You can argue, complain and rebel as much as you want but God is coming whether we like it or not. It could be soon or not but He is coming for sure. It is never up to us. It is His intention and motivation from the very beginning. It is His decision and not ours. It is and it was all up to Him.
Matthew 4:17 – From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
If He arrives later, we should be able to shout “praise the Lord”. If He arrives earlier than we expected, we should as well be able to shout “amen”. We should be ready anytime.
Nonetheless, His arrival can precisely be drawn by the children of the light through His marvelous words. How blessed are His children.
Daniel 12:12 – Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.