What are you striving for this year?
There are many tales of people who started out with nothing and made a great success of life, this generally makes for inspiring reading matter. people tend to find immense satisfaction in their achievements, but the fact remains, that they are part of the human race. It is only by admitting this fact that they may be saved from foolish conceit. Successful people need salvation just as desperately as those who have made a failure of life.
Have you also noticed how success can change a person’s entire personality? If financial success becomes an obsession to the extent that all other things are excluded, people tend to lose the ability to understand and love their fellow-man. Of much importance than acquiring success and money is developing an honourable character.
The most reliable builders of character are the laws of God, as portrayed by the living Christ. If you share your life with Him, your character will be formed after his image. Who of you remember the old hymn “I want to be like Jesus, so humble and so soft. His words were always friendly and his voice was always soft”.
This should be the goal of every child of God, be they rich or poor, successful or unsuccessful. What are you striving for this year? Are you going to use what you accomplish and acquire for the glory of our Lord ~ or ……………………….
Have a wonderful day today. God Bless.
- Philippians 1:21 For me to live is Christ. (calvinistview.com)