Jesus gave me a second chance to miss hell and get it right and be saved. I gave myself to the Lord at an early age but I didn't want to follow him later and I fell away to sin and I just followed my own paths, and then in 2008 Jesus woke me up. I was in difficulty and I had nowhere to go so I cried out to the Lord Jesus to please help. I cried out to the Lord, "Help me," and the Lord gave me peace. I continued living my own way and then a few months after I had cried out for help, the Lord brought me across the testimony of another brother in Christ who used to be in the occult and who had seen the reality of the demon world. And he was also was shown how true Christians are; how they are a light in this world, and how they have the joy of Christ around them, and how they walk in the light. I knew that I wasn't walking in the light. I knew that I was not one of these true followers of Jesus. I realised that the Lord wanted me to seek him again and to live for him. I realised that the Lord was giving me a second chance. I was also brought across the testimony and warning from Jesus of his soon return, by another brother, when I started to seek for the truth, and this brother was shown by the Lord that time was short and judgement was coming and Jesus Christ was coming back. He was shown the reality of hell when he died of a heart attack and Jesus saved him to come back and live for the Lord and warn others.
I knew I was on my way to hell. I realised that I needed to be saved because I wasn't right with the Lord and not ready for him and I realised that this was going to be the only chance I was going to get. It was either now, or never. I knew that I had to seek the Lord Jesus and I knew that I had to find him. I knew I had to seek until I found. I knew I had to make the most of this second chance, so I got on my knees and I started to seek the Lord. I decided to repent, because I knew that I was on my way to hell, and I knew that this would be the only chance I would get. I knew that time was short. So I got on my knees and I started to pray to the Lord and I repented of my sin and then light came into my life and that very night when I was praying, the Lord started to speak to me and he started to show me things and he started to open my heart to his reality.
And I began to hear the voice of the Lord in my spirit and I began to realise the truth for what it really was. I realised that I needed Jesus. I needed him to forgive my sins because I was living a life of rebellion and I was not following the right path. I realised that I needed to be forgiven because I was on my way to hell. I knew that it was either now or never. I knew that I must get myself right with Jesus before it was too late so I sought and I found the Lord and he started to lead and guide me. He put peace into my life and he took away the sins that I was bound to and he set me free from sin. Because in my old life, I was doing sins that I knew that I shouldn't do, but I did them anyway, because the sin that was within me was living within me and I was a slave to it.
So even though I knew I should be doing right and I knew what was right, I wasn't free to carry out my good intentions because I was bound to sin within me that lived within me. And so Jesus set me free from that. It was a miracle. It was the power of my testimony that Jesus gave me a second chance and he set me free from sin. So I am using my second chance to enter the kingdom and walk the narrow way to the kingdom of God following Jesus. What are you doing with your second chance? Are you squandering it?