When people talk about someone going overboard about something, it’s usually spoken of in a negative way. Like when my mother says, “I don’t want you to go overboard on this religion thing Stephanie, I mean, not like your sister.” Meanwhile, my sister is one of the most enthusiastic and passionate Christians I know. If God is pleased with anyone in this life, it’s got to be her. Why do people seem to view religion as an important part of your life, just as long as it doesn’t take over your life?
I believe that Jesus is everything He claimed to be, and the only appropriate response to this belief is to surrender every thought, every breath, every fiber of my being to Christ, to this “religion thing”. I’m finished with feeling like I should be devout, but not too devout, committed, but not too committed, firm in my belief, but not too firm. I’m going to be as devout, committed, and firm as I can be. Afterall, the Bible does tell us that Jesus wants us either hot or cold, and He’ll spit out those that are lukewarm (Revelation 3:16). So I’ll let you all know right now that I’m gladly overboard, and the only lifeboat I’m about to clamber up on is the one with Jesus at the helm.