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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

What to do when your life needs rebuilding

Upscale hotels have replaced the outdated AM/FM radio with a new compact cube that lets you listen to music on your IPAD, MP3 or USB player. Pretty fancy, huh?. I decided to give it a try. When I connected my MP3 player to the cube, the player's screen lit up, then suddenly went blank. There was no music, no radio— nothing. I was upset. This cube had sucked the life out of my MP3 player! I was frustrated, yet unwilling to throw it away. So, I decided to take my MP3 player home, and see if there was any hope of getting it to work again. I wasn't sure I could, but it was worth a try.

At home I attached one end of a UBS adapter to my MP3 player and the other end to a UBS imput on my computer. Immediately, the MP3 player lit up and I saw the word, REBUILDING, appear on the screen. After a few anxious moments, my MP3 player was restored to its original state. My music had been restored.

This incident got me thinking about how life is a lot like my MP3 player. Sometimes you get attracted to and hooked up with the wrong people or things, and they end up sucking the life out of you. Your wrong thing might be alcohol, drugs, overeating, sex, lying, stealing, cheating, cutting, killing, gang banging or anything else that you know isn't good for you. You see the damage you're doing to yourself, but you feel powerless to disconnect from your self-destructive lifestyle. You continue on this crooked path, ignoring the pleadings and warnings of others to turn your life around, until one day all the light in your life goes out, and you hit rock bottom.

I don't know what rock bottom may be for you, but mine was being alone in a dark room contemplating ending my life. At that moment, I heard a voice gently call me. Even now, I believe it was the voice of God. That night I listened, called out to God and He saved my life.
But I call to the Lord God for help, and he will save me. Psalm 55:16
Truly, it's the only way out of whatever you're dealing with. God doesn't want you to suffer. He loves you, and wants to fill your life with blessings, not curses. For your part, you've got to want to make a change, and be willing to give the broken pieces of your life to Jesus Christ, and let Him rebuild you.
    Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
What are you waiting for? You can start your rebuilding process right now. Click here to find out how.