Thursday, June 30, 2016

Striving to be Happy

What do you want to achieve in this life? Most just want to be happy. But the problem with striving to be happy is that happiness is something for which we are forever striving. Rather, as Christians, we should aim for a higher goal. We should aim to be faithful to God, to hear the words, "Well done, you good and faithful servant." And if we serve God with a faithful heart, despite life's trials, we will achieve our life's goal. In the world's eyes, Jesus didn't do that. He ended up being crucified for His ideals. But we know differently. He was aiming at the resurrection. That made all the difference. That's what Paul aimed for in life. He said, "If, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead." (Philippians 3:11) He was faithful to the end. We must be the same. There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.