I’m On To Something Good
Do you know what it is like to be high and stay drunk for seven years thinking you’re living the high life? Do you know what it is like to make a telephone call and when the other party answers you have to ask them who you’re talking to because your brain is fried? Do you know what it is like to drive 85 mph for seven miles with only three tires on your car and the metal hub of the fourth wheel is shooting sparks out from behind your car in a rooster tail for a hundred yards into the darkened night and you think it’s pretty? Do you know what it is like to be a passenger in a car going 135 mph and hit a guard rail three different times while careening drunkenly back and forth across the highway and you walk away with only a 3 inch scratch on your arm? Then you find out the girl you were riding with was trying to kill you because you broke up with her. Do you know what it is like to be shot at with a shotgun from twenty feet away and not a single buckshot hits you? Yep, that’s what I call living the high life. And this reminds me of what Forrest Gump said, “Stupid is as stupid does.” And that pretty much sums up the life of a fool who has already used up eight of his nine lives. If that was where the story ended; we could say the life of a person very close to me was a wasted life; but that isn’t the end of the story.
God intervened in the life of this fool one day and everything changed. What had once been a wreck looking for a place to happen was now a flame burning brightly for the Lord Jesus Christ. He was on to something good, he knew it, and he wasn’t about to let go of it. He has told me many times that the worse day he ever had during his walk with the Lord was better than the best day he ever had before that meeting with his Creator. I, myself, can testify to the life changing experience my dear friend experienced. I underwent the same change. Even when the times are bad, it is good to know we are not abandoned, we are not alone during our struggles, and when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, a word of encouragement comes and our strength is renewed and we continue the struggle to enter heavens door after our eyes close for the last time. Our life is a journey with many twists and turns, but when you’re on to something good, you don’t mind the drama that accompanies the trip.
Of course my friend could have rejected God’s invitation to become a part of His family, but he didn’t and his life changed. I didn’t pass up my opportunity either when the invitation came. I didn’t because I, too, am on to something good. If God did it for my friend and I; since He is not a respecter of persons; He will do it for anyone, and I am sure your invitation is in the mail if you haven’t received it already. Respond to it. He will not disappoint you and the life you really want to live is waiting for you to move in and start living it. DThrash