Read Acts 9:1-8
4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?" 5 "Who are you, lord?" Saul asked. And the voice replied, "I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting! - Acts 9:4-5 NLT
Hello family, reality checks often abruptly interrupt our life leaving us feeling like the rug has been jerked from under our feet and more often than not, the reality check hurts. They may hurt but they are necessary.
Saul (soon to be Paul) thought he was doing God’s will, He thought inline with what God wanted him to do. Saul had so much conviction in eliminating all followers of Christ that Christ himself spoke directly and exclusively to Him. Saul's encounter left him temporary blinded. I bet you he learned a few things in that time with out his sight.
Reality checks come with black or white choices (in some cases only one choice). There is no middle ground. You do what God is telling you to do or reap the consequences. And the consequences are life altering often affecting more than just you. The same is true for the benefits of taking heed to God’s reality check. Just look at the effect it had with Paul.
When we are obedient to the reality checks God sends our way, the person has an identity shift (see Gen 35:1-10) from that point on they no longer identify with their former self. God has placed them on a completely different path totally opposite of the one they were on.
Abandon what you used to do. This change in you life is critical more than you know! Don’t wait for a second chance more than likely there won't be one, this is you opportunity take it by the horns!
Much Love & God Bless