Being a follower of Christ is not always easy but it is SO worth it. I decided about 10 years ago that I was going to truly follow the LORD no matter what challenges arose on my journey. One of the most difficult parts of the journey is not having anyone to share it with. The Lord has removed SO many people out of my life not necessarily because they were evil beings but the Lord wanted me to lean and depend solely on Him.
The moment I decided to tell the Lord God "YES" is when my life started to transform right before my very eyes as I pressed in to Him. In 1 Peter 1: 16, it says Be holy for I am holy. The word holy means to be set apart or consecrated. That basically means that my new life in JESUS was not about to look anything like my old life that I left behind. The Lord began to remove my old filthy rags and place His garments upon me. Everything started changing as I learned who I was in Him.
Everyone will not understand
As I began changing for the BETTER, those around me became uneasy. Instead of gossiping, I wanted to talk about the things of the Kingdom of GOD. Instead of dancing at the club, I wanted to dance for Jesus. My life had become CONSUMED with JESUS and people around me either distant themselves or ignored me. The more I pressed in to the knowledge of JESUS the more I wanted more of Him. I was hungry and thirsty for JESUS. I no longer had a desire for that old life and therefore people started dropping out of my life like flies.
Lonely but NOT alone
Here it is 10 years later and I am doing just fine as I move forward on this road called DESTINY. I must admit that this road is lonely at times but I am NEVER alone. JESUS did not leave me or you to do life alone. He sent us His Spirit, The HOLY SPIRIT! He is my best friend. He is my COMFORTER (John 14:26). He is ALWAYS with you and me but most do not recognize Him. To deny Him is to deny JESUS. To deny JESUS is to deny GOD THE FATHER. My heart swells with JOY when I stop and think about every part of GOD is with me. Now what can top that?!?!? Absolutely nothing!