For the next five days, our meditation shall be on a biblical principle as to how to sustain anything and later success.
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power… – Hebrews 1:3
Toward the end of my first year in the university, I backslid from the Way and became iconoclastic, challenging the authenticity of Jesus Christ as the son of God and some seemingly controversial claims in the Bible.
Because I had read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation for about three times as at then, I easily floored my born-again friends who tried to reason with me with the aim of getting me to reconsider my ways. And the more people I overcame in logic, the more popular I became as an atheist.
So, I carried on with my life, with no Christ, no God, but seeking more knowledge everywhere I could to further justify my stand on Jesus Christ as a fake. Not that I denied the existence or sovereignty of God, it was Jesus I had issues with. But, I realised that, with my denial of Jesus, I could not maintain a relationship with God as I used to, even though I didn’t deny Him. I could not pray to Him, I could not worship Him, I could not relate with Him.
Therefore, I geared my passion at seeking more knowledge. I wanted to know more so I could have a better say over my Christian friends. But then, I lost my peace. I discovered that I wasn’t as happy as I used to be. On the surface, I cut a picture of a driven, self-assured, and informed young man. But, within me, I knew things weren’t alright.
I was a bit popular because of my extra-curricular activities on campus and, now, adding an anti-Jesus flavour to it, I became the companion and sounding board of Muslims and students of other/no religious affiliations who wanted to hear what I had to say about Jesus or some of my new findings.
To be continued…
You will succeed in Jesus Name!