“You never stood a chance.”

June 10, 2012 under Unlikely Christian
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I had a conversation with my Mother-in-law the other day regarding my becoming an Unlikely Christian and she said the coolest thing,

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“As far as you becoming a Christian, you never stood a chance.” 

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I thought, “Yeah, I know.  The decks were certainly stacked against me, especially given my non-Christian upbringing, my age, my absolute loathing of all things Christian etc….”

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Then she said,

 “There were simply too many people praying for you.”

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Wow…..

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Unlikely Christian?

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Not for her God.  As far as she was concerned, the outcome had already been decided.  It was just a matter of when.

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That totally blew me away.

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I call myself an Unlikely Christian because there was no way, NO WAY, I would ever become a Christian.  You couldn’t find a person more cynical than me when it came to all things church / Jesus / God / Religion / The Bible etc….  And Christians?  Well they were nothing but a bunch of weak-minded, hypocritical, goodie-goodie, weirdos that never had any fun.  To say I was completely closed off to the idea of any of the above, would be an understatement.  Want to see a guy go from zero to antagonnisitc in .003 seconds?  All you had to do was ask me about my relationship with Jesus.  I could go on and on, but I’m guessing you get the point – “Who has 2 thumbs and would never become a Christian? – THIS GUY!”

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Yet here I am.  Turns out I never stood a chance.

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I hope that gives you hope.

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I’m guessing everybody who reads this knows some Unlikelys and HIGHLY Unlikelys.  Some of you may even think, as they do, yeah….that’ll never happen.

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But …..“Take heart, because He has overcome the world.” John 16:33 NLT

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So helping someone overcome their aversions to church is no problem for God. 

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Melting hard hearts? – Layup for God. 

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Hopeless case? – Sure Thing for God. 

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A zero percent chance?  Odds are worldly, God doesn’t recognize them or play by their rules. 

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Bottom line is, He’s God – The Good Shepherd.  And there’s nowhere a good shepherd won’t go and nothing He won’t do, to bring one of His lost sheep back to the flock. 

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With God EVERYTHING is possible.”Matthew 19:26 – NLT

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So think about the Unlikelys in your life and keep praying for them, keep lifting them up in faith.  You may pray for 15 years, like my mother-in-law did for me, before they come around, or it could be even longer.  But don’t give up, keep praying in faith, and look forward to the day when you can tell them,

 “You never stood a chance.”

 
 
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