The point of it all
1 Timothy 6 vs 12
“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
In our quest to lead certain lifestyles, we sometimes lose track of what our end goal is. Why do we seek the Lord, why do we go to church, why do we pray? It’s easier to attribute the need of God to our immediate circumstances, to the life we lead today, to our desires and wants, and our desire for the Lord to rescue us from our current existence.
To many, fellowship with the Lord is a way of running away from today’s reality. It’s as if the only reward we desire is a better life today. Lost in our desire for escape is a truth we tend to shy away from; the gospel has been given to us to not only liberate us from today, but tomorrow as well. It’s easier to dwell on present day and all its requirements, but surely the question must be asked: after I have dealt with my today what will happen with my tomorrow when I die?
The theology of miracles and wonders stands out, we all want affirmation. To read the scriptures and see the Lord in action mowing down one’s enemies and declaring “vengeance is mine” and the promise that He can do the same for us as He did for David and the others is an amazing promise to hold on to, more so when you are caught between a rock and a hard place.
Today I would like you to focus on why you are a Christian or are trying to be a person of faith. When confronted by Jesus, the rich young ruler was told to abandon everything and follow him. What a difficult proposition that proved to be!
Are we not burdened by the same challenge? What does it mean to “forsake all else and follow Him”, how can it be done? We all have pet sins that we enjoy immensely, the prospect of never doing them or abandoning them for good can be quite harrowing. Can it really be done?
The question we must ask ourselves is: what do we really want concerning our lives? What is this really about; is it about the mindless acquisition and preservation of wealth, the fight just to live, is there more, and how can this “more” be found and understood?
These are questions only you can answer, your answers are based on what you have decided your life is about. Have you dedicated it to a greater goal than self, is there more to the hustle and bustle of waking up and fighting to pay the bills, to eat and sleep, and to wake up to the same routine over and over again?
Is it about acquiring that car that you desire, the big house you want or that lovely dress you cannot seem to get out of your mind? The question should therefore be asked; after I have acquired these things, what is the next step? Does the cycle start all over again?
Take time to redefine your life, to search for, and seek to get, an understanding of what really matters to you. Define your life not only in terms of today but ultimately what a Christian experience truly means to you, if anything at all.
The prospect of working for a better tomorrow is what drives many, but what does it really mean? How is it related to how you live today, how you relate to others and how you will make the world a better place?
Your challenge today is to define what your life is about and what it is that you really wake up to do and pursue. Do these things really matter and will they help the next person? Redefine yourself and find more meaning to this life that you have.
He is willing to help you answer those questions, seek and you will find the answers to life as defined by Him. I pray that you find new meaning for your life.
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