In college I had it wired. Lived the fraternity life with parties and friends. Eked out good grades, drove a nice car and had a family business waiting.
Yet somehow it wasn’t enough. I often felt like I was running. I couldn’t stop and think about my life. If I did I saw only emptiness.
I look back now years later and can’t imagine my destiny if I’d not miraculously found a relationship with God.
I wouldn’t have my wife because we’d have never met. I wouldn’t have our kids we because, well you know.
I wouldn’t have had our life adventure that though at times certainly challenging always has been fulfilling.
I thought about that as I read a promise of Jesus.
He said, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit.”
What an amazing offer. Far from curtailing your life, living in a relationship with God brings richness you simply can’t create.
And I can tell you it has little to do with living it perfectly. Believe me, I know.
God, in his love, simply says, “Join me.”
Then the adventure begins.
Never one day have I looked back with regret, only relief.
*John 15:5 (NIV)