“This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.”
When we think of the “ideal” kind of life, we always equate it with the words success, happiness, or money. It’s not our parents’ fault for teaching us this kind of mentality. In this world, you will never be somebody if you don’t have these three important ingredients to make life a “fulfilled” experience. In this day and age, in order for you to survive this dog-eat-dog society, you have to be one gigantic success.
However, God’s definition of the “good” life is not just about having all these material and temporary things, but moreso about knowing Him and serving Him. Success, happiness, and wealth are just secondary goals to God. For Him, a fulfilled life is one that is lived out in obedience to His words. God’s view of life is so important that Jesus came to live and die to make it known to you. (Christian Art publishers)
We should strive to live a “true life”, a life that is not merely existing but, instead, living in love. Christ’s shortlived ministry on Earth shows us that pursuing heavenly goals, ones with eternal value, is way better than enlarging one’s coast. That He doesn’t care how many houses you own or how many fabulous cars you drive around, but He is rather more concerned on how many souls you’ve already brought to His feet and how many lives you have touched for sharing His good news of salvation. I am forever guilty of this. I am too afraid to tell someone else because I know deep down that I haven’t been obeying Him fully in every aspect of my life. And sometimes it makes me feel like a hypocrite.
It is my prayer that everyone of us can grab God’s wonderful gift of everlasting life for us. Jesus Christ is willing to guide us every step of the way. He has promised to always be with us. You can bet your life on that.