Wednesday, 02 December 2020
”For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.” – Luke 16:15b NKJV
We all have that one thing that we are always ready to answer if asked: what it is that would make our life here on earth more comfortable or fulfilling? Sadly, most of us would fail with flying colors. I used to say, “it’s easy for Solomon to call wealth vanity of vanities because He had it.” And I’d even go as far as saying that I’d like to prove it for myself. Silly me! From a very young age, I always had this void on the inside, I always thought that if I can just get those soccer boots or that new cricket bat, I’d be happy. For a little while, yes, then on to the next thing, and every time, without fail, I always thought I’d be fulfilled, but it just never happened.
I believe all of us have that one moment in our Christian lives that we will never forget, it was the moment where we were introduced to Jesus. The day we knew that we had found that one thing that we had longed for our whole life. He’s all that you thought about and talked about. You just wanted nothing else but Him! Then, of course, the attacks came, the temptations came and that fire began to die down, then that one thing became other things, and just like that we were caught in the trap of the enemy. We became more focused on serving and doing what we believe GOD has called us to do. Sound familiar or is it just me?
Disappointment comes when our focus shifts because Jesus did not meet our expectations or He allowed us to go through some things. If we could only keep our eyes fixed on Him and know that when we have Him, we have everything that we need, not only in this life but eternally, then we would face everything with joy (James 1:2). We should desire to have the mind of Christ so that we may esteem that which He esteems and not get trapped into doing things and seeing things the way the world does. So ask yourself, what is your one thing? Your heart will tell you because where your treasure is, that’s where your heart will be also (Matthew 6:21).
We should desire to have the mind of Christ so that we may esteem that which He esteems and not get trapped into doing things and seeing things the way the world does