Just another note. It’s funny how similar our experiences are to the
Christian concept of being born again. I sometimes wonder if we’re
not all having the same experience but coming to them from very
In fact, until very late in the reading I was fully convinced that he
was describing a Christian experience. Mostly everything written would
describe perfectly how my life was changed after truly discovering
Before that happened, I was constantly afflicted by a sense of utterly
failure. Hardly anything that I did made me feel better. Any
and all sense of happiness and sucess quickly faded. I had
a hard time living through each day.
But now, after being born again in Christ, I look back and hardly believe
on the things that I did or said. That old self or him as
Phillip said looks to me like a distant cousin, one of those that you
haven’t meet in ages and barely remembers his name.
In the past I always tried to have a relaxed approach at life. However
that had to happen on my personal strength. You have to be really
strong to live your life like that and not have a breakdown every now
and then. I had those 4 month cycles where I would breakdown and cry
for a whole day. That was depressing.
I’m a new person now. I’ve been freed from those issues and my new
self is a much happier and relaxed person. Not on my own strength
anymore but because of Christ Jesus my Lord and Savior.
Not that I speak in respect to lack, for I have learned in whatever
state I am, to be content in it. I know how to be humbled, and I know
also how to abound. In everything and in all things I have learned the
secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in
need. I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.
— Philippians, 4:11-13
Faith is such a controversial subject to talk about. It’s
extremely uncommon to see people profess their personal faith
nowadays. Yet, they are thirsty and start to realize that there’s a
hole in their lives that just cannot be filled. That hole is too
big. In fact it’s so big there’s only one thing that is a perfect
fit and capable of filling it.
Why is it easier to those people to believe in books and religion
invented by some random person than in Christ and the Bible?
It’s really sad to see this as a Christian.
It’s so much simpler and painless to believe in God and Jesus. Yet,
people seek for relief and put their faith on the most unbelievable
things. People put their faith in man-made images and idols. They go
through endless hops and paths filled of pain in the search of
something that they don’t know, but can only be found in God.
The God I believe is not the God of hate and anger, but the God of
Love. The Christ I believe is not dead. The cross could not stop
him. Death could not stop him. Instead, he was raised on the third
day and now sits in heavenly places!
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to
separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
— Romans 8:38-39
Might yourself discover the love of Christ, and have Him be the
responsible for a change in your life. Might you find happiness and
joy, and be able to look back to your old self and not recognize
him so great the change He will operate in your life.