There are many believers who once were serious about following Jesus, but they strayed from Him, went their own way, fell into sin, and now they wonder whether it is too late for them to return to Jesus.
I was one of those believers. I followed Jesus when I was very young, but then for many years I went away from Jesus, and like the prodigal son I longed to go back to Him but I did not know whether He would take me back. When you are in that situation many things try to prevent you from going back to Jesus. The devil will also quote you Bible verses. He will tell you that you have committed the unpardonable sin. He will quote you Hebrews 6:4-8″For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6and then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame. 7For ground that drinks the rain which often falls on it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God; 8but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned.” Just like he tried to tempt Jesus with Bible verse satan will also try to tempt and deceive you, but satan is a liar.
When I was at my lowest point, one night I bowed down and said to Jesus:”Lord, If you want me back, I would love to come back to You.” Jesus received me back with open arms and I have not looked back. I had learned my lesson. that was more than 30 years ago. I have been following Jesus closely since then and I want to stay with Him until the end.
The road has not been easy. It has become narrower and steeper.
I have learned one thing and that is not to trust in people, not to look to people but to trust in Jesus alone and to follow Him. When I was young I looked to people, Christians, other followers of Jesus. They disappointed me and I went away from Jesus. Now I just follow Jesus and do what He tells me to do.
If you once knew Jesus and followed Him, run back. Do not let anything stop you and do not let anything take you away from Him again. Jesuswill never reject you or show you away. If you stumble, repent, get up and get back to Jesus. Stay with Him until the end. It is not how you start that matters, it is how you end. Salvation is a journey. We have to stay with Jesus until the end. Never give up, never stray from Him again. Without Jesus we can do nothing. All that matters is our relationship with Jesus. Do not let anything stop you or prevent you from going back to Jesus. Run back to Jesus.
May Jesus bless you.