You think that you are worthless! You think because you’re not a millionaire, you’re not successful! You think because you lack a higher level of education, you know nothing! Perhaps it’s time you change your perspective. Who created this standard? Majority of the standards we have were shaped and molded by the world that surrounds us. But it is time that you take a step back and think about the people and things that you have allowed to influence your lifestyle. I think it is a beautiful thing to set goals and accomplish goals but only if your purpose is not being fulfilled through and with the help of the Lord our Savior you are have a life full of voids.
Matthew 6:19-21 reminds us “Do not lay up for yourselves treasure on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Once you know your purpose in Christ Jesus everything you do will be to give him glory. Our mission is to be used as an instrument of the Almighty that souls will be delivered and set free. We should always be pointing people in the direction of Our Savior. The way you walk, talk and live should be a life that glorifies the Savior. Jesus Christ is the “Golden Standard”. Understand what I am saying, it is neither wrong nor evil to poses monies and other forms of earthly riches. But the scripture states this… “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs”… 1 Timothy 6:10. It simply warns us, that money can be the root of other kinds of evils. Riches can cause us to forget God and to live a life trusting in our earthly riches. He provided you all the means that you need to live from day to day, you are not only blessed but rich through him and by him. Why cause yourself mental or emotional distress because your focus is on riches instead of fulfilling your purpose her on Earth. Matthew 6:33(KJV) states… “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” All these things pertains to things in this life according to his divine will, he will bestow to you riches and glory. But your focus must be on the Father’s business (Luke 2:49).
The Lord did not live a life that was lavish nor high minded. He understood his purpose, to fulfill the redemption plan. To die upon the cross that we would be set free, no longer a slave to sin, but joint heirs with Christ. We are not called to judge, for the Lord will pass judgment when he returns but we are called to LOVE. We are to love God above all and to love our neighbors as ourselves. If we were able to walk in love as he walked in love it will be easy to fulfil the scripture. Like you, I know that this is a very hard mission, but this charge becomes so much easier when we recognize that God the Father loves us despite our sinful nature.
John 3:16-18…”For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
This is the reason we must continue to strive to love perfectly in all that we do. When misunderstood and when abused by our closest friends and family we must strive to live and love as Christ. He is our example, of how to pray, maintain pure thoughts and aligning our earthly lives with the will of spiritual Father. Your life will change dramatically when you place you expectation in standards of Godly living (“golden standard”) vs the standards of this carnal world.