I’m not sure sometimes when I look back, why this amazing life God offers actually took in me. I mean, I was a most unlikely candidate.
Heading in wrong directions with full after-burners blazing. No interest at all in going to church unless to meet cute girls.
Yet, somehow when I committed my life to God I really meant it. I had enough of a glimpse of the amazing life he promised and somehow a flicker of anticipation that I jumped full in.
I look back now, several decades later, and think, “Wow, what a ride.”
I was literally changed from the inside. The old issues slowly subsided. No not all at once. Heck, there are days it’s still a work in progress.
I found new and healthy relationships, one of which led to my marriage and family.
I headed in new directions and discovered a challenging yet so rewarding life.
And I’ve been a bystander watching God work occasionally some full up unexplainable miracles.
It’s what the apostle Paul wrote, “What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.”*
Frankly, I feel the same way.
*Philippians 3:8 (NIV)