Where do you spend your time? What is priceless to you? For me it was mostly about myself. Came from a broken home where I had look after myself quite a bit so at an early age I learned to be self-centered. If I didn’t look out for me who else would? Did not realize how selfish I’d become. I’ve always helped other people in need. My friends say that I’m the most giving person they know. So if someone were to say to me you are selfish I would reject what they were saying.
But God has recently opened my eyes to some things. Now I understand. He says that whoever loses their life shall gain it. I am saved, but held onto my life with both hands. Chased after things I thought would make me happy. Won trophies, awards, recognition. Here today, forgotten tomorrow. Who remembers the team that won the “Super Bowl” 15 years ago? Of course you can look it up but how much of an impact has it really made in people’s lives all over the world. Champion today, forgotten tomorrow. So much time and effort spent on things that fade away. Been there done that.
What is truly important in life? It all comes down to one thing really. The people you LOVE. Hold onto to them, pray for them, encourage them, and sacrifice for them just like Jesus did for you. Let people know how much you care for them and how special they are to you. Hug them, kiss them, don’t miss an opportunity ever. Serve them with all of your heart. The heart of a servant is the most wonderful heart of all. Take pleasure in seeing others lifted up. Forgive them when they fail you just like you are forgiven. Learn this and your life will be so much more fulfilling. You will spare yourself from reflecting back on your life and discovering how much of it was wasted on things that don’t matter.
Chasing after things isn’t a bad thing in itself. It’s just when you do it at the expense of those who need you that it becomes a problem. This might not make sense to a lot of people, but for those who have the heart to understand it; it will make a world of difference.
Love is patient, Love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. LOVE NEVER FAILS.
– Rick Cullom –