For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? – Matthew 16:25-26
Americans hate to lose. You aren’t looked well upon and you aren’t held in high esteem for being the “loser”, and yet losing is exactly what we are called to as Christians. To truly gain and profit in this life we find it in the losing. Losing our life for Christ’s sake. In losing our dreams, plans, and ideals we are freed up to gain the wisdom, maturity and beautiful story God has written out for us.
This isn’t the end all, may we purpose to be eternally minded and to surrender and submit our ways to God seeking Him first in all things and loving our neighbors as ourself. What God has in store for us is FAR greater than any type of “winning” and admiration we can gain in this life. It’s so counter cultural but it’s exactly the way of our God. Remember the love the Father has for us? That He would lose His life for us while we were yet sinners, enemies even.
What will it look like today friend? Losing your quiet lunch hour to engage and love on another? Is it in surrendering your ideals of what you want this “life” to look like and embrace the story God has written for you? Mama, is it in saying your best “yes” and serving your children and Husband? His ways seem to always be opposite of the way we think things should be. Do not be fooled into thinking it’s all in the winning. True eternal profit and gain is in the little losing of our selves day in and day out as we gain more of Him.
#forChristssake #eternallyminded #thisworldisnotourhome