Mark 8:35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
If you want to live then you have to lose your life! Most are doing all in their power to find their life, live it to the fullest etc but end up with nothing. Life loses its meaning when you go looking for it!
Life means something when you decide that life isn’t important but that Jesus and His gospel are important. Giving is getting. Living is dying! The way up is down. Everything seems backwards with God.
The way to be whole is to be broken. The way up is down! The way to lead is to serve. The way to live is to lose your life.
How much do we spend of our time trying to be sure that we have a good life? How much of our thoughts are self absorbed thoughts? How much of my thoughts are about me?
If down to the ministry I often want to serve God for what I can get out of the ministry and God! I serve God to get something for me! I want to be noticed that would be living to me!
Wow, what an indictment! How much are we really willing to die? How much are we really willing to lose it all for His honor and glory?
I have a big problem in this area.
I am guilty of trying to lose my life to gain my life. In other words I want to figure out the formula to get my life. What is it you want me to do God? Do you want me to lose my life? Well I will lose my life but I will do so to see what I can gain from it!
I want! I want to be noticed! I want to be used! Too much “I want” lives in me!
Theoretically and biblically I believe the answer would be I will just lose myself in Him and He can do what He wants!
I have to forget about me and think about Him!