“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” (Acts 20:24, NIV)

 It's About Jesus

How do you make a living? Or perhaps it would be better to ask, “What do you do to earn a paycheck?” What do you do with the money you earn? What goals have you set for yourself? What plans do you have for your future? Where do you see yourself five years from now? Ten? Twenty? Fifty years from now?

No matter what you do to earn a living, or how you spend your money, or what goals you’ve set for yourself, you have limited time on this earth. If you’re lucky (some may say “unlucky”) you just might live to be eighty or ninety or possible even one hundred years old. However long you may live really isn’t important. The important thing is this: sometime between now and the time you leave this world I pray that we can all find a way to “finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given us (me) – the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”

That “task” does not require you to become a doctor , a lawyer, a missionary, or a preacher! It doesn’t require you to make a lot of money or to give everything you own to the church or to some  charity.  It only requires an obedient heart – one that loves the Lord and is willing to live in a way that honors Christ Jesus. That heart could be yours whether you mop up dirty floors at the corner McDonald’s or you are the president of Chase Bank.

We are all the same! Where Christ is concerned, no one is less that anyone else. No one is greater than anyone else either. We were all placed on this earth strategically by our Father in Heaven, to do His will, not ours. He placed some of us in lowly positions, not because we are lowly, but because He knew we could do the most good in those places. And, He has elevated others so they can use their position to elevate even more people and to bring them closer to Christ. Unfortunately, where human nature is involved, some people fall back on their own free will and use their positions to better themselves instead of our Savior.

We live in a broken world. It’s not so broken that it can’t be fixed, however. It takes just one person at a time. Like Paul suggests, our lives aren’t worth anything unless we use them in a way that brings glory to our Savior! Where do you see yourself five years from now? I pray that you can honestly answer, “I see myself a little closer to our Lord!”

Work for Christ

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ!”

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  1. Excellent post !! So glad to see U back !!
    Blessings in Christ, bruce


  2. Christian Says:

    Such an interesting point and well presented. I think Christ has a plan for all of us and we just need to trust him. His ways are better than ours 🙂

    I just finished a post on how to build your first ethical resume for our Christian professionals. I hope it can bless someone.


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