I was recently driving past a house that I nearly bought many years ago and I started to think about all the things we nearly do — or don’t do — in life.

‘Nearly’ can be positive or negative. It can also be aspirational. For instance, ‘I nearly had an accident’ is positive, because you didn’t have one. ‘I nearly caught the train’ is negative because you are then left at the train station and the train has gone. 

Children often say, ‘I am nearly ten years old’ which is aspirational because they will become ten in time.

So, how about the ‘nearly’s’ in your life? Are they good, or bad, or are you still expecting them to happen? Some ‘nearly’s’ don’t matter all that much, but some are critical.

In Acts 26:28 (NKJV) we read about Agrippa who said to Paul, “You almost persuade me to become a Christian.”

Agrippa was nearly persuaded. I wonder what happened to him — where he is today, and whether he got past being nearly persuaded. 

If you are nearly at the point of deciding to follow Jesus, don’t delay. Change that ‘nearly’ into a certainty.

Sitting on the fence and not making a decision for Christ has consequences, not only now, but for eternity.


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