I’m Saved! Now What?

Okay, so now you accepted Jesus as your Lord, but now what?

As baby Christians, it is very easy for us to think that just because we became baptized, and are now fired up for this new life, we don’t need to do anything else and God will take care of the rest with no pain or discomfort. We begin to pray our way out to ask for as many things as we want for ourselves in our new lives. Of course, there is nothing wrong with praying about the things we want, but we need to be careful to not become self-centered or selfish. That’s certainly not the point of becoming a Christian.

“For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.” ~Romans 14:7-8

Dying to self is the best thing anyone could ever commit themselves to. Even if it begins with selfish reasons, as long as you abide in the word of God, you quickly begin to notice a transformation of your mind that travels to your heart wanting it to do all of the things that Christ does for us. It almost seems dangerous to know God’s word because of the fact that we can somehow lose ourselves in it, and leaving behind what we “thought” at one point that we couldn’t live without. As you study scripture and submit to God, desires begin to change. For example: career paths, the kind of friendships you’re drawn to, the kinds movies you watch, romantic relationships you seek, to even wanting to quit the job you’re in!

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” ~Galatians 2:20

There’s no mistake for anyone who once decided to become baptized. God chose YOU! 

As I continue to learn about God’s word, I continue to finally accept the person who I am. Our past had a purpose, our present has a direction, and our end will be rewarded. Anyone who started off on the wrong path can definitely change direction right where they are, as long as they decide to follow Jesus and submit themselves to Him. God does not call the equipped, He equips the called…

“For the love of Christ controls us,… and He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for Him who for their sake died and was raised.” ~2 Corinthians 5:14-15

Don’t you wish to have a more peaceful and joyful life regardless of your circumstances? God is the way, and the only way, no such thing as in-between. It’s for our benefit that we seek Him and abide in Him. Who else would we run to if human flesh always fails? God never fails us even if we don’t receive what we asked for, but do you know why? Because He gives us what we NEED instead, and it’s always better than what we can ever imagine.

Trust God, and DO good 😉

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  24 comments for “I’m Saved! Now What?

  1. April 8, 2018 at 4:34 am

    Amen. Leave it all to God and trust his will.

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  2. April 6, 2018 at 6:48 am

    I believe in God and have faith in him. Just keep doing good and leave everything to him.

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  3. jojoparker1977
    April 5, 2018 at 11:51 am

    I’m all about the trust. No doubt! Live the title btw…

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  4. April 5, 2018 at 11:38 am

    I love the saying “what God’s got planned for you is bigger than you imagined, better than you dreamed, and more fulfilling than you thought possible.”

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  5. chelf
    April 5, 2018 at 11:16 am

    as an atheist I’ll take the non-religious aspect of that and agree, yes even when we are on the right path we wonder what’s next. Do good 🙂

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    • April 5, 2018 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you! Yes, always do good no matter what ❤️

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  6. Misc. Modicum - Erika
    April 5, 2018 at 9:41 am

    I know way too many christians who are self centered and selfish. they use the word of god to push their own agendas. I love that you are advocating otherwise. Keep that kind heart soft.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 5, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      It’s very sad, but YES, I agree that there are many people like that. But God is good and he constantly renews us. Thank you for your comment! ❤️

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  7. April 5, 2018 at 8:47 am

    I am not a christian , but the appeal to leave yourself in the hands of God is a lot like they see in our Geeta – do your Karma and stop worrying about the consequences .

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    • April 5, 2018 at 9:05 am

      Yeah! Always do good! It makes you feel good about yourself in the end. Thank you for sharing and reading my blog! ❤️

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  8. April 5, 2018 at 8:21 am

    The God is life, and he know what’s the best for us and our way. We just need to trust him and let him to lead us.

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  9. April 5, 2018 at 6:30 am

    I’ve always wanted to read this kind of article. I am also a Christian and I can relate to the topic. Once you got saved and accepted the Lord as your Saviour, we need to continually do good it’s not a reason to commit mistake. Probably it’s hard at first but gradually you can.

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    • April 5, 2018 at 7:43 am

      Amen! It’s never easy, but it is for sure worth it! God is merciful and wants us to always need of Him. Thank you for sharing and reading my blog ❤️

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  10. Alynda Long
    April 4, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    I wish something like this existed when I first trusted the Lord! It look me a LONG time to learn the difference between believing in Christ and FOLLOWING Christ! Blessings on your ministry!

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 4, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      Thank God for the renewal of our minds and for always bringing us closer to Him. Knowing the difference from believing and following him is a very common struggle. Thank you for sharing your experience, supporting me, and blessings!!!

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  11. Justin
    April 4, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Great post! Love the blog overall! Keep doing great work for His kingdom!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. April 4, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    “ It almost seems dangerous to know God’s word”. Love this statement… someone once said ‘it’s impossible to meet God and remain the same’. Great post

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    • April 4, 2018 at 3:29 pm

      Right!?!? And it’s never enough! Even as believers who have been actively studying scripture most times see the same scripture in a whole new way the second or third time around and it continues to mold us into what God wants for us….thank you!

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