Have you ever come so close to something that you could almost touch it, but you were just never able to grab it? Maybe you almost chased that dream of being a college graduate, you almost started that business, you almost asked that girl out on a date or you almost gave your life completely over to Jesus? Don’t be one of the millions and millions of people who are plagued with this “Almost” spirit. Understand, being an “Almost” person will never ever allow you to experience the gift of life the way God intended. Someone once said, “Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades,” and that is so true!
In fact, the Book of Act’s Chapter 26 tells of when the great apostle Paul was standing in chains before one of the most powerful men in Rome, powerful King Agrippa. Paul was being charged with heresy, because he preached about Jesus Christ. As he was standing there in front of many armed soldiers and powerful men, he was given the opportunity to speak. Paul instantly began to preach and speak about salvation and witness about his experience with Jesus. As he spoke, King Agrippa began to feel the Holy Spirit pressing into him. He felt the truth which Paul was preaching, and the conviction. But listen to what King Agrippa said in Acts 26:28 “You Almost persuaded me to become a Christian!” King Agrippa was basically saying to Paul, “Come at a more convenient time.”
How many people have told Jesus that same thing, “Not now Jesus, I’m having too much fun, I want to do my own thing, I want to live my life the way I want to, but later, I’ll just do it later.” See, King Agrippa fully intended to someday give his heart to the Lord, but his someday never came. Don’t ever let the theme song of your life be, “I almost became born again, I almost bowed my knee, Oh if I could just have one more chance,” but that convenient season never came.
The Bible says, “Today is the day of Salvation.” I also believe that if God has given you a dream, today is the day to pursue that dream, today in the day you break the spirit of fear over your life, today is the day you stop worrying what others think of you, and if you don’t stop, I believe that one day you will receive the inheritance that God has prepared for you.
Pastor Isaac Friedel