Everyone lives for something. Whether it be your husband or wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, sports, career, money, your children, or even your own self, everyone lives their life for some purpose, the questions is, is it the Lord’s purpose or your own?
People can make idols out of anything, putting a round ball into an iron hoop, hitting a small white ball into a hole in the dirt, cars that drive 500 times in a circle, their education, animals, wealth, or virtually anything that they set their mind, heart, and affections towards BEFORE Christ (Exodus 20:3).
So, then the question to ask yourself is, “Who do I live for?”
You may think you have the right answer, but upon a deeper look and evaluation of your life, you might be surprised.
What is it that you give your time, money, and effort? What are your first thoughts when you wake up in the morning?
What do your focus, heart, and energy immediately go towards?
Is reading the Word of God or sending your thoughts up to your Father in Heaven in prayer come first to your mind, or is it all the cares and burdens of this world that so easily distract us?
We are sojourners, or pilgrims, in this world, not permanent residents.
We are IN the world, but not OF it and our time in this life is but a vapor (James 4:14).
Think about this past week. How did you spend your time? Were you so caught up on social media, your favorite television shows, shopping, sports, or your boyfriend or girlfriend to even really think about the things of Christ?
The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 13:5, “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith…,” but how much examining do we really do? How much time do you really take to “…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling”? Not much I bet for the average American if you get right down to it, but that doesn’t mean that has to be the case with you!
You make your own choices for your life.
You are either going to be yielded to God’s will and be obedient to His Word or you are going to live your life for yourself and be yielded to nothing, but your own will and selfish desires.
Keep in mind that we will all stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ alone for the choices that we make.
Hebrews 9:27 says “…it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”
So again I ask, who are you going to live for?
We are not promised tomorrow.
The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 6:2 “…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of Salvation.”
The time to make a thorough investigation of the state of your heart and the condition of your soul is now. So, do it today because tomorrow might be too late.