Where you think you’ve come from determines who you are.

One important key to understanding self, which many people today don’t realize, is that your view of your origin greatly affects who you are. In a universe where there is no God, and human beings are the result of chance cosmic coincidences and the struggle for survival, you get to determine who you want to be with little to no consequences. You can play the game of life by your own rules. You are expected to put yourself first (that’s what you have to do in order to survive). In short, you get to be your own god.
Honestly, this works well for most people most of the time. Sadly, it often isn’t until life happens, tragedy strikes and suffering comes, that most people realize they aren’t god. At this point, they get to decide whether they want to continue to live life as if they are god or want to turn to God.
Thankfully, you don’t have to wait until tragedy strikes to feel the security that comes from knowing you aren’t God. The Bible makes a very convincing case for the Creator and reveals the place of humanity within the Creator’s plans. And contrary to what many would have us believe, the more we learn about the world through science, the more believable the Biblical explanation of existence becomes.
The Biblical story of existence also answers many of the nagging questions of life by showing very clearly how God Himself loves His human creatures enough to become the answer to all of their prayers and needs in Jesus. In Jesus Christ, God lifts up humanity, endures human suffering, dies for us and redeems us to make us His own forever! There is hope and the light of everlasting life IF you and I are the creation of a loving God, created to be like Him and bear His Image forever.
If the universe just happened and “poof,” here we are, then have a nice life because this is it! You might as well have as much fun as you can because after this there is nothing! A universe from nothing leads to a universe of nothing so why bother? If death is the source of life, then life is death and death is life.
This is what Wisdom teaches in Proverbs 8:35-36, “For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord, but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death” (ESV). Do you see this proverb being lived out in your life or the lives of others? Learn from the scriptures, and I pray that you will always seek life and find it in the Lord.

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