I've Been Conned
by Berni Dymet
Mark 8:34 If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
I remember the morning that I woke up and realised that I'd been conned. I mean, it was a lie. I'd been duped.
What they'd sold me all my life is that things, stuff, possessions would make me happy. And one day I realised they just don't. But you know the crazy thing? This lie - it was so much part of who I'd become that the more I realised it was a lie, the harder I worked at turning it into a truth. It's crazy, as though somehow that was possible.
But that's what we do when we have so much invested in a lie.
When finally I hit rock bottom…there only seemed to be one way to turn. And that - that was towards God. But Jesus sent out such confusing messages. On the one hand - take up your cross and follow me. Fabulous!! But then on the other, the promise of an abundant life, the sort I'd always been looking for.
So confusing. Almost as though you can't have the one without the other.
So many people yearn for a better life, which is why "self-improvement" is a multi-billion dollar industry. But the truth is, it doesn’t work, because the big changes, the truly important changes, are impossible to achieve on your own. That’s why Jesus came. So if you want to lay hold of the “super-abundant” life that He promised (John 10:10) download this free eBooklet, because that’s what it’s all about. The change you’ve been looking for!