Most of us made a mistake when we first became Christians and we have not recovered from it yet. Some of us were encouraged in our mistake by the people who led us to faith. Others of us, made the mistake all by ourselves.
We made the mistake of thinking that we could add Jesus to our worldview. We heard the gospel. We knew we needed the gospel. We knew we needed Jesus. We knew we were sinners and needed the forgiveness that only he could give. We knew the cross was our only hope. But still, we made the mistake of adding Jesus to our basic worldview. We made the assumption that, though we needed Jesus and the gospel, our basic view on life was, basically, right.
You can’t add Jesus to your worldview. It is impossible to add Jesus to your life. Jesus doesn’t want to be added to your life. Jesus wants to radically overturn everything we ever believed about everything. He doesn’t want to be an appendage to your life or a part of your life. It is futile to try and add Jesus to your life. The Jesus that you can add to your life doesn’t exist. The only Jesus that exists is the One who wants to be your life. He wants to be Lord. Nothing less will do.
The mistake has to be corrected. If Christ is to be truly formed in our lives, we need to retrace our steps and make sure we are on the narrow road that leads to life. Francis Chan got it right in this video. (Disclaimer: This doesn’t mean that I am in complete agreement with everything that Francis Chan has said. I love his heart. I don’t always agree with his exegesis of the text or history.)