Are you hustling to make a name for yourself? If you’re putting anything above Christ—career, school, auditions, a boyfriend or girlfriend, etc.—Jesus has some tough words:
“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.”-Matthew 10:37-39 NKJV
If you’re trying hard to make a life for yourself, accomplish what you want to accomplish, and that comes first in your life, then you’ll lose it. But if you lay down everything and say, “Jesus, whatever You will for me because You deserve all of me since you gave all of Yourself, You withheld nothing, not even your own life for me, how can I not in turn surrender my will and desires to You who have PROVEN You are worthy to follow. No human being is more worthy than You. No one else died to set me free, to forgive me when I wasn’t even seeking forgiveness, but was loving my sin. No one offers me heaven, everlasting peace, joy, and power to overcome the devil. Only You do. So I will do what You want me to because You are perfect goodness and love,”—if you have that kind of heart, Jesus promises you will find your life.
Many are lost because they haven’t discovered their true life and purpose is hidden in Christ and only by seeking Him can it be found.
And many are deceived into practicing selfishness in the name of, “God wants to bless me!”
Too many are chasing fleeting things and forgetting to chase Christ. The kingdom and glory of this world is FADING fast, but God’s kingdom is the only one that will remain.
What will you choose to chase?