Why making a living shouldn’t steal your life
April 28, 2011
“For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?”
The famous philosopher Eric Hoffer once wrote, “We are warned not to waste time, but we are brought up to waste our lives.” You know, the tragedy of many people is that, for the first half of their lives, they spend their health looking for wealth. And in the last half, they spend their wealth looking for health!
For so many, the demands of making a living often keep them from making a life. And when it comes to having a relationship with God, they make excuses and say, “Some other time, Lord. I’ll take a rain check.”
So these people rush through life from the today show to the tonight show to the tomorrow show, and instead of running their lives, their lives begin to run them. And let me tell you, there’s nothing as empty and as unrewarding as success apart from God.
Perhaps the demands of making a living are keeping you from making a life. As a pastor, I’ve never once prayed with anyone in his final hours of life who’s asked to see his money one more time. So remember that while material things will pass away, your relationships with God and with people are what matter and will truly last!
DON’T LET THE BUSYNESS AND WORRIES OF LIFE MAKE YOU MISS OUT ON THE JOY FOUND IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOD AND WITH PEOPLE.
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