It is very important that we don’t lose our character because we are trying to go no where fast. We might get there faster than those that are dilligent and are taking the seemingly short route but truth is, we will fall faster than they because when they finally get there, they can remain there and doors of favour will open unto them. See this “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men” (Prov. 22:29).
Matthew 6: 26 ” for what is a man profiteth if he shall gain the whole world and lose his soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” This bible passage is pretty self explanatory. No matter what we are doing and going after or hoping to have, we should always do it with the mindset of eternity. Eternity is not temporal while the riches of this world and every other thing we spend all days of our lives toiling to have are, they will fade away someday. And what a great tragedy it will be to later discover that you are nothing and you have nothing when they all fade away because you didn’t plant your seed on a fertile ground; because you set your affection on things below and not things above. We should toil and hope to have things. We should never be lazy and complacent but while doing all these, we should never compromise when it comes to God because he is eternity and when it is all stripped away, your identity in him is more than enough. Remember to seek him first and his righteousness. Seeking him first helps you to both gain the whole world and save your soul. See how empty Micah was when all the things he placed his hope and lived his life for were taken away…
“What do you mean, What’s the matter?’“ Micah replied. “You’ve taken away all the gods I have made, and my priest, and I have nothing left!” (Judges 18: 24).
Do you want to be empty like Michah?
Prayer: Psalm 61:2 – From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Cleanse thou me from secret faults” (Psa. 19:12).
2 Corinthians 12:9 : And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ will rest upon me.0