A giant step
John 5:24 – Jesus said, “It’s urgent that you listen carefully to this: Anyone here who believes what I am saying right now and aligns himself with the Father, who has in fact put me in charge, has at this very moment, the real, lasting life and is no longer condemned to be an outsider. This person has taken a giant step from the world of the dead to the world of the living.”
Simply because you believe in Jesus Christ, you have access to the real, lasting life. You have stepped away from death, and stepped into life. Death will never be able to hold you. When you die, it won’t be the end but actually you’ll step into everlasting life which is promised to be bigger and brighter than we can ever imagine.
Don’t get too tied to this earth. Don’t get too comfortable with everyday, mundane, human things. Don’t worry about what will happen after you die, but instead look forward to spending eternity with the One who loves you more than you will ever know.
I think when you begin to grasp and understand that, you’ll realise that there’s more to living than just surviving. Once you have your eyes set on your end goal – Heaven with Jesus by your side – you’ll realise that you can love fearlessly, you can take more courageous risks, you can speak louder and prouder, and you can simply enjoy life more.
You can really begin to live as Jesus has called you to live.