Posts Tagged ‘complacency’

The other day I was asked what an average college student’s goals are for their time at school. We agreed that they were: to get a career in order to make money, belong to some sort of community, have fun, and get a hot girlfriend or boyfriend. If you want to step out even further, you might ask: What are an average person’s goals in life? Well, if they are somewhere along the same lines as an average college student’s, then ultimately the goal would be to have purpose. I think sometimes people won’t admit that purpose is what they’re looking for. It’s a definite humility issue to admit that you don’t feel like you have purpose. Still though, I think that’s what people are always looking for. Something to fill them up.

For me, nothing has purpose without Christ. When I was younger, I used to he the kid who didn’t understand why anyone would listen to music that wasn’t about Jesus. I used to make fun of my friends who listened to Limp Bizkit by calling the band Soggy Biscuit. In my youth, I saw no point of singing if it wasn’t about Jesus. Sometimes, I wish I was still like that. For the most part though, it is hard for me to believe that anyone could be complacent without Christ.

You might be reading this thinking, “Oh BG, you’re such a Jesus-y girl, you would never be able to see it any other way.” Well, you’d be right, but I have good reason. Can I make a challenge? If you really knew Christ, if you really had sought him out and read about him and had all your questions answered, then you would not be complacent. I have a ton of respect for those who have learned all about my Savior and still haven’t chosen him. (Because beyond that, it’s all a heart issue.) When you know Jesus, and I mean KNOW him, not just about him, nothing is going to satisfy you. No amount of attention from the gender you prefer, no amount of substance, no amount of popularity, purpose in your work, family,  nothing is going to make you full.

I think I’ve said this about a thousand times, but I’ll say it again. Jesus is the only thing that will get in there, down deep in the crevices and cracks, the darkest places that only you know exist but hardly bother to pay any attention, only he can clean it out, make it feel good. Jesus can turn the mundane into the most joy-filled fun!

So what I’m trying to say is, you might be someone who is happy with your life. You might find purpose in your boyfriend, your school work, your good deeds, your friends or family, or even partying. But I’m going to say that it’s not enough. I promise you that Jesus is so much better than all of those things, more fulfilling than all of those feelings.

I am convinced that he is the best thing. And how could I keep that from anyone? I need you all to know. But you need to be convinced yourself. That doesn’t usually happen magically. You have to go through some amount of discomfort to get the most beautiful thing in existence.

I dare someone to prove me wrong with their life.


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