Call me lazy, but I'd just rather do something that I already know is possible. I mean what’s the point in pursuing something if it cannot be done. That’s why I choose Christianity.
On the Cross, right before Jesus died, He said “tetelestai”. Which means it is finished.
He did it all.
There’s nothing in this world that can’t be done because Jesus already finished it all. So I can go after all of the things I dream of and know they are all possible.
Tetelastai also means that I don’t have to do any other work to be accepted as a whole, complete, finished, and acceptable child of God.
My husband and I were recently studying what other religions believe. It’s funny that most of the religions we studied require you to first believe but then to work your way to completion. You’re not a finished work once you believe. There is still something you have to do. You have to achieve in life. You have to achieve for the remission of sin. You have to do something to be found worthy of entering into final rest.
What’s the point of going after a religion where the all knowing, all powerful being needs your help to make you whole. I love that my God completed all the work for my salvation on the cross and there is nothing (short of rejecting him) that I can do to lose that.
This is the thing that keeps me positive. I can live my life for God and not worry that I forgot a rule or missed a step. I can live my life out loud and show others that through mistakes (and let's be honest, deliberate disobedience) I can still be loved and blessed by God. I love this race called Christianity, it's one big relay team and in the end, we all win.