What does God want you to do?
Some men asked, “What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?” and Jesus answered, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” John 6:28-29. Believing in Jesus is the one thing that each of us must do to become right with God. Believing in Him is more than believing about Him. You believe about Him with your mind. Believing in Him is different … it is an active response from the heart.
Imagine standing at the open door of an airplane that has lost its engines somewhere in mid-flight. If you stay on the plane, you will die. However, you have one chance to be saved. A parachute has been offered to you. You have always believed about parachutes … but stepping out of that plane with one on your back requires more than mental belief. It also requires an active response of your will. You must believe in the parachute to be saved by the parachute. When you step out, it will carry you to safety. Stepping out of the plane in faith without a parachute isn’t enough. No amount of faith can replace a missing parachute. Moreover, you must have the right one. A faulty substitute cannot save you. A similar step of faith is necessary for your spiritual salvation. You must do more than believe about Jesus … you must believe in Jesus. Your step of faith allows Him to save you. Be sure that you have taken that step.
What does God want you to do? He wants you to believe in Jesus. He wants you to take that step of faith. You need to put your trust in Him.