It’s Official

It’s official, you are human!  One thing for certain is that even though some people act strange and weird and like nothing bothers them, they are still human.  Regardless of what the tabloids say, there are no aliens among us and there are no super-humans.  There may be those who don’t seemed to be bother by what bothers most, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be bothered or upset and discouraged.  We all suffer from the same things and we struggle, some more than others.

Accepting the fact that you are human can also be encouraging in that you are not alone in the struggle and you are not alone in the need.  The fact that we get upset, worried, hungry, angry, discouraged, overwhelmed, annoyed, sad, lost, confused, bitter, greedy, jealous, compulsive, obsessive, motivated, aggravated, exhausted, vindictive, destructive, protective, violent, lonely, resentful, prideful and cynical is the short list that verifies we are indeed human.  And all of these, to whatever degree they are experienced, originate from one characteristic we were born with.  We are sinful and so we struggle in this life and in this world because of our embedded nature.  The apostle Paul said,

Romans 7:18-20 “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but [how] to perform what is good I do not find. 19 For the good that I will [to do,] I do not do; but the evil I will not [to do,] that I practice. 20 Now if I do what I will not [to do,] it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.”

You can do whatever you can to overcome the negative side effects of being human, but they will always be with you so long as you live.  It’s like when you were born, you got the same flesh suit everyone else did and it is installed with a nature that is oppressive to your life experience and detrimental to your eternal future unless something is done about it.

Here’s the deal, every human needs Jesus because we are born with a nature that separates us from God.  God sent Jesus to override that nature and provide a new nature for us so we can live joyful, peaceful, grateful, hopeful, graceful, merciful, selfless and loving lives.

It is official that you are human, but you should make sure it’s also official that have been given a new nature through Jesus Christ.  The apostle Paul recognized the old nature and he recognized the only answer and he made it official.

Romans 7:24-25 “O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 I thank God–through Jesus Christ our Lord! …”