Three Reasons Why A Relationship with God will Transform Your Life
I’ve been following Jesus for five years now. These years have been an equal combination of both exciting and challenging. When I dedicated my life to Christ on that Fall day back in 2011, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. Well, I guess none of us really do as Christians. God just asks us to keep walking by faith.
I’m sure a lot of people who don’t know the Lord wonder why a relationship with Jesus is even necessary. I mean, we live in a culture where we have access to a variety of things almost instantaneously, so where is there a need for a relationship with Jesus? I myself, have unfortunately experienced the darker parts of what life is like without a relationship with God, hence the reason I felt led to write this post. I believe a relationship with God will radically transform anyone’s life.
So today I want to share with three key reasons how a relationship with God will transform your life. After that key step of accepting Jesus into your heart, what happens next? What does God begin to do in your life that changes you from the inside out? In what ways does He begin to reveal to you your ultimate need for Him? These are the things that I want to share.
1) Your Relationship with God will Give you Eternal Hope
The first immediate thing that comes to mind is the hope that I have in Jesus—a beautiful, fulfilling, indescribable hope. I know without a shadow of a doubt that no matter where I am in life, God is always going to be my hope and my provision. He is going to provide in ways for me that no human can. I can get advice from all of the professionals (which by no means I am saying is a bad thing to do at all), but ultimately, I have this unwavering trust that the Lord is going to provide.
2) Your Relationship With God Will Give You Confidence
Society has a wrecked view of confidence—it is focused on ourselves and primarily how we can do things within our own strength. God wants us to work the opposite way—He wants our confidence to ultimately be in Him. This can be hard as a newer Christian because God will likely call you to take leaps of faith—but it is through these leaps where your trust will grow in Him and you will ultimately become more confident in your relationship with Jesus.
3) Your Relationship with God Will Give You Security
A relationship with Jesus will bring you a security unlike any kind in this world, a kind of security that you cannot get from a friend, a boyfriend or girlfriend, or even a spouse. I love that I know I am constantly secure in my relationship with Jesus. He isn’t going to fail me or let me down like other people are going to. None of us are perfect and we cannot place expectations on people that only God was meant to fulfill.
That’s it, friends! I hope this post encourages you, or at least reminds you why a relationship with God is pretty darn great.