A lot of people are offended by the word ‘lost’.
When Jesus said He came to seek and save the lost, He meant people who don’t have a relationship with Him. People get offended because it hits on their pride. I know that. I grew up in a religious school thinking, “I’m not really that lost because I do good things religiously.”
However, it doesn’t matter if you’ve been going to church 5 days, 5 years or 5 decades, if Jesus is not in the center then you’re lost.
As a pastor, I can lead a church. But if I am not walking with Jesus, then I am lost too.
“Lost is a matter of perspective.” Many people say that.
But it’s really just one of two things – either you’re lost or you aren’t. Either you’re living for Jesus, or you are not.
Make a choice. If you will live for God, live for Him passionately. If not, then pursue what you want to pursue with all your heart as long as you live with the consequences. Can’t keep straddling the fences. Fences are for sissies.
“But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15)