I think people are so afraid to try, and let Jesus into their life.
Change is scary. People today are complacent with the way things are now. Yet, they complain about work, they complain about their kids, they complain about everything that isn’t right in their life, and they are fixated on other people instead of changing themselves.
They defile themselves with negative talk about others, and negative talk about themselves, and don’t even know it. Matthew 15:11 says “What goes into someones mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.” (NIV) In other words, the mouth speaks what is on the heart and, if Jesus is not on our heart, then sewage is what spews from our lips. Eventually we become entangled in our negativity and we can’t see anything other than anger, depression, hate, jealousy, etc. We stop trying to listen for God.
The parable of the Sower is a great example of how people still act today when they know they can have Jesus in their life but run away. “When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word they quickly fall away.” (Matthew 13:19-21) That’s when the the sewage pours out again. “I don’t want another lesson about letting things go. I can’t let things go.”
Really what they are saying is I refuse to open myself to God, and let God change me. But what a difference it makes to have one focus in the morning, noon and night. What a difference your life can be when we give everything to God.
What a difference my life has been since I stopped complaining and started trusting. What a difference my life has been since I opened my bible, read for understanding and closed the book of complaints. What difference will it make if you had Jesus? You’ll never know until you try.
I enjoy learning new things, and in my spare time I like to read, dance, hang out with friends, and eat at new restaurants.