(June 15, 2020) My Unexpected Journey
Updated: Jun 26
A good friend of mine recently told me that he wished he had my faith. I thought about what he said for a day or so and it saddened me because he can. There was a time in my life that I claimed I did not believe in God. I thought of myself as an Atheist. Young and dumb was more like it.
I learned later that it is impossible to be an Atheist. If you make that claim then you are saying that you have all knowledge and you know for a fact that there is no God. Experts say that the smartest minds among us don’t even have one percent of all the knowledge in the universe. So, you see no man on this planet can make that claim or prove it as a fact. They try. But they fail up against the overwhelming evidence that points to a creator.
Creation itself is overwhelming evidence of God. When I was claiming to be an Atheist and people tried to reach me, I would only look at the information that would supposedly substantiate my claim, but never looked at the facts and the evidence that pointed to God. Not a fare debate was it? I’ve heard many people claim that they have objectively looked at both sides, but I know they have not. Because if they had they would have come to the same conclusion I did if they had approached it with an open mind and an open heart.
There are countless people who have set out to disprove Jesus only to find themselves believers and followers of Christ at the end of their journey. My point in all of this is, when facing this storm when I did not know the truth about God, would have been terrifying. The same would apply to any storm in my life. But because I do know the truth, I can rest assured that God is walking right beside me as I walk through this storm and is working all things together for my good.
If His plan is to take me home, then I’m ok with that because I know it is for a good reason. Now don’t get me wrong, I am fighting to win this battle and that is my plan, but I’m at peace with the latter. Some people following this blog may be uncomfortable with me bringing my faith into the conversation and would rather I discuss treatments, diet, relaxation techniques, and the list goes on. But the most important part of the battle is fought in the spiritual realm.
Ephesians 6:12 says: ‘For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.’ I know full well who my enemy is and his goal is to take me out. Make no mistake, if you are fighting the same battle I am fighting or any battle in this life, you need God in your corner if you intend to win! There are battles in this world that are bigger than me, but nothing is impossible with God.
I love all of you and so does God,