April 22, 2013

Because what this world has to offer just isn't enough

In a world that exalts talent, careers, beauty, relationships, and money, have we lost sight of what really matters? Have we allowed ourselves to spend our lives chasing after the things that this world says are important, all the while rejecting the very reason we were placed on this earth?

We weren't made for this world - we were made for something so much greater. As children of the most high King, we were made to spread His glory to the nations. We weren't made for comfortable lives that conveniently allow us to ignore the hurt and the needs that are right outside our door.

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there you heart will be also." - Matthew 6:19-21

The things of this world will pass away...so why chase after that which we cannot keep? The worst that can happen to us in this life is that we die. That is the worst that man can do to us. So why do we fear men when it is God who holds our eternal destiny? Why do we strive to please men when it's God who we should be seeking to please?

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot loose." 
- Jim Elliot -


  1. Great post... I've been thinking about this a lot lately. :)

  2. Your thoughts echoes my heart... how often I see others pursuing, living for things that are fleeting and shall pass away. You encouragement blesses me to strive after obeying what Christ has called us to... thank you.

  3. Why chase after the wind? We cannot keep it:) Very well-spoken!

  4. I really think I needed this reminder today. Thanks for sharing such a great post!