“But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.” (Philippians 3:7)
After I graduated, I thought my life would start off as l planned: I’ll have a high-flying career, earn lots of money, travel the world, be famous, own a car and condo, and live life to the fullest. This was my definition of a happy life, What I soon discovered is that none of these made my life happy or fulfilled. This is exactly what Solomon was talking about in Ecclesiastes – it’s like chasing the wind. There is no true pleasure in superficial happiness. I can say with conviction that though I had everything, I had nothing.
I found the real treasures when I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ. You see, there is nothing in this world that could ever compare to knowing Christ. Money and wealth are not a sign of true riches in the Kingdom of God. The truly rich ones are those that choose to follow Christ. The world says my worth is defined by the number of followers or likes I have on social media. But God reminded me that I should rejoice over the things that last and that my name is written in the book of life. The Lord showed me that instead of using my time, treasure, and talents as my ticket to fame and fortune, I can sow them into God’s Kingdom. That way, they will never lose their value. The returns will be greater.
Christ is my true gain. He is my everything. Nothing in this world can compare therefore I choose to count everything as worth nothing compared to making Him my all and making Him known to all.
God You are my everything. You are my true treasure. Do not allow me to ever exchange this for the false promises of this world. You are my King. May I be known as a follower of Christ and nothing more.
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