5 Minutes to Hit Reset
Have you ever been at a place in your life where you just wished you could start all over? Maybe that even describes you right now. In the world of computers, there are times when different circumstances and programs working together make it very difficult to accomplish any task. Oftentimes with computers, the simplest answer is to restart the computer, to hit the reset button. Whether it is recent updates or a program had a lapse in thinking, the circumstance brought about an unexpected turn of events and the easiest thing to do is start the computer all over again.
How many times have you come to an unexpected turn of events that you wish you could simply start everything over? Maybe it is a battle in the home? It could be a situation at work. You look at everything piling up around you and wonder how you will ever get out of this alive.
With life there is no fancy reset button that we simply push to start over. There is no magic words that make the piles and problems and difficulties disappear. Because we aren’t just programmed to go into restart mode, oftentimes we are forced to continue fighting through whatever overwhelming struggles we are facing.
And yet, there is a time-proven solution, a 5 minute reset. No, it’s not a button hidden on the back of your neck, and it’s not magic words that force a total mind overhaul. Believe it or not, it is actually a person. Yet, it is not just any person. I could not walk up to you and slap my hand across your forehead to cause you to restart the troubles in your life, and I don’t think that’s something you would want me to do. Often overlooked or neglected is the person of Jesus Christ. Some of you right are saying, “who?” Others are saying, “oh, another religious nut.” Yet, for 2000 years, Jesus has brought what no other person in history was able to completely offer, full salvation. Consider for just a moment what we need to be saved from.
From the day we are born, our lives are not perfect. We all make mistakes. In fact, the Bible says, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) That word sin speaks of anything that we do to displease or disobey God. When we break one of His commandments, we have sinned. For example, one of the 10 commandments states, “Thou shalt not bear false witness.” That means do not lie. So when we told even that little white lie, we sinned against God’s law. You could go through all of the 10 commandments to see how you match up. The Bible teaches that we are all born sinners, which means we all, at some point, disobey God’s law. We must be saved from those sins. Why? Because every sin bears a consequence. The Bible says, “For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23) “…the soul that sinneth it shall die…” (Ezekiel 18:4) “…sin when it is finished, bringeth forth death…” (James 1:15) We must be saved from the consequences of our sin.
But we also face so many other troubles in life, and Jesus offers to help with those. He says, “Come… ye that labor… and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 ) The missing ingredient to our hectic lives is Jesus Christ, God become man. He offers a salvation that is already paid for. He died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and came back to life by His power. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) He died to take the consequences for our sins. Through His death we are offered total salvation, a restart option. The Bible even says, “If any man be in Christ, he is a NEW creature. Old things are passed away behold all things are become NEW.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Has the world become too much to handle? Has your life become empty or without purpose? Are you tired of doing everything on your own? Do you want complete forgiveness? Salvation is the answer to any and all of these. It is a new life, a new hope, and a new, personal relationship with God. And it is offered to anyone who is willing to completely trust Jesus to be their Saviour, saving you from your sins and helping you with your troubles. All that is needed for salvation is to place your trust in Jesus. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved…” (Acts 16:31) “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord (Jesus) shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13) To show that you trust Jesus Christ today, simply call on Jesus and ask Him to save you. By the way, it’s not about magical or special words. It’s not your prayers that save you. It’s Jesus Christ and His promises from the Bible that saves you. Calling on Him just makes the decision in your heart evident to Him and to you. Today is your chance to hit reset to your life. Today is your day to start over with those piles and burdens lifted and gone. Today, trust Jesus to save you. Call on Him and ask, “Jesus save me.”
We hope that this 5 minutes reset was the change you were looking for. The next step for you is to share with someone the decision you just made. We want to rejoice with the decision that you made, and we would like to continue to be a help throughout your life. This has been a resource and a help from www.opendoornm.org. There you will find more helps and a great deal of information to aid. Please, let us know if we can be more of a help either by visiting us online or call us at (575) 812-8136.