There is a trail I ride that is called the hidden trail. It’s not really hidden, but there is a big dip at the start of it that scares off most riders. There were several times I looked at it and turned back. I didn’t want to get injured and be a burden to my family or miss time from work. Once I finally committed, it ended up being the most enjoyable trail on the mountain. People treat a relationship with Jesus the same way. They don’t want to commit at first, but once they do, they never regret it. Your destiny is determined.
“This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”
Be Sure of Your Future
The seventeenth chapter of John is Jesus’ prayer for the disciples after the Last Supper. He starts off praying that they (and the church after them) know that eternal life is only found in God through His Son Jesus. Part of this was prophetic because ever since then, humans have been trying to enlarge the opening to heaven by saying that all roads there. Jesus also wanted the Disciples to be sure of their eternal destiny because of their assurance of salvation. They knew this, and this ensured their entrance through the pearly gates.
There are a lot of fallacies out there about what gets you into heaven. Some people think they will get in because they are a good person. Others, who know they aren’t so good, try to compensate by doing some good deeds. Then you have those who think that God is love and He could never send someone to Hell. All of those may make you feel better, but they still don’t get you a ticket to eternity. Only a belief in Jesus will do that.
Your Destiny is Determined
Do you doubt your future with Jesus Christ? Sadly, Christians go through life thinking if they blow it, they have been eliminated. Nothing could be further from the truth. Romans tells us that “nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.” Rest in the assurance that your destiny is determined when you put your faith in Him.