For His Glory
Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. (Ephesians 4:1)
Are you living your life well? That is an important question, because you never know when your life will end.
In a broad sense, life for the Christian will never end. There is an afterlife. There is a heaven. And ultimately, there will be a new earth where we will rule and reign. But according to Scripture, what we will do then is connected to how we live now. So we want to think about our lives and how we are living them today.
We all assume we will live a long life. Maybe you are a young person just getting started. Maybe you have lived many, many years. Maybe you are middle-aged. Whatever age you may be, you don’t really know where you are in life’s journey. And that is the thing we all have to think about.
We live our life as a story that is being told, and, for some of us, we may be further along in that story than we realize. So we have to ask ourselves questions like, “What purpose does God have in mind for me now that I have committed my life to Jesus Christ?” And, “What will the legacy of my life be? How will I be remembered?”
We are here to bring glory to God—nothing more, nothing less. So the objective is not to be the most successful or to have the biggest this or that. It is to be faithful to what God has set before each of us.
It is not for us to look at another person’s success and say, “Why not me?” Nor is it for us to look at our own suffering and say, “Why me?” Instead, it is for us to simply say, “Lord, how can I best glorify You with my life?”
Summary sentence: Are you living your life well?
Tags; glory, success
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