All his life, a Wimbledon tennis champion thought that winning this major tournament would result in life as he had never known it. Following his championship, he said, “The thrill of victory lasts about fifteen minutes.” Most people think that success produces life, but Ecclesiastes 4:8 says that man is always working but never satisfied.
Just because you perform well and produce a lot doesn’t mean that you will experience true life. Jesus said, numerous times over, that He is the giver of life, and He gives it abundantly. Don’t get me wrong: being productive and having achievements in life are important, but we must realize life is more than that — it’s about seeking His kingdom and His righteousness.
Achievements can be a blessing, but they are not to become what we seek. First and foremost, having confidence in His Word, we are to seek God. As we do everything as unto the Lord, we give Him all the glory, because He is the giver of life — peace, joy, faith and hope. The things in this life are temporary, but what we do for God is everlasting.
Let’s learn to be grateful.
Just a Thought,
Published on Monday, December 14, 2015 @ 4:10 AM MDT
Check out our latest sermons or see other videos and podcasts.