There comes a time when we each have to decide for ourselves...what's most important?
This life isn't all there is. Let's just bust right outta the gate with it.
This life that consumes us 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year...it seems like it's the MOST important thing when we're smack dab in the middle of it, but when we get a chance to step back and catch our breath, we see that it's just like Solomon said:
I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind." Ecclesiastes 1:14
Everything we know now seems so important, and much of it is, for sure, but...BUT...so much of it isn't and that tends to be what we put at the forefront of our lives.
What if I told you that all this...this life...is only a blip on the screen and will all be gone one day in a blink? What if I told you that there is a battle that we can't see with our eyes, but is storming our planet?
What if I told you that you are POWERFUL? What if I told you that you are IMPORTANT? What if I told you that you are WANTED?
Because you are...
God doesn't need us.
He wants us and He calls us.
We are not victims. We are overcomers and victors through Christ.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." Romans 8:37
Are you powerful? Yes. Are you important? Yes. Are you wanted? Yes.
You are ALL of those things through Jesus. It's through HIS power that we are powerful. It's through HIS importance that we are important and it's because HE wants us that we are wanted.
And He has a job for us.
Our job, which He has uniquely qualified and equipped us for, is to tell the world about Him. That's it.
What I didn't get for a long time is that my life isn't about coasting through my time on this planet, but it's to have a mission and see it through.
To be bold and fearless in the face of an enemy who wants nothing more than to squash and derail me.
Are you on the fence? Take a listen to this amazing song by Hillsong United.
There is so much truth in that we don't truly find our life until we lay it down. And we don't touch the sky until our knees hit the ground.
So join me. Let's be a generation of people who stand up in the face of those who want nothing more than to silence us and distract us. Let this be a generation who stands together, fearless, yet with knees shaking and voices quivering, and trust Him who told us not to fear.
And of this chapter of history on earth, may the Lord title it in the Heavenly annals: And They All Stood Up.