All for a name
“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” ~ Matthew 6:20
Deep within the human heart is the desire to make a name for oneself. Look at the number of attempts to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records. Record after record gets broken as newer ones get enlisted. Astounding! Recently I read in the newspaper of how the parents of a minor boy, who are doctors, actually allowed their son to perform a caesarean section operation…just to get his name into the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest person to have done so…shocking as to what levels can people go just to make a name!
King David was an exception to this. It is said of him that having fulfilled the purposes of God, he passed away. He is known as ‘a man after God’s own heart’. David’s life goal was to fulfill God’s purpose. Though he was a good warrior and an efficient leader, he did not try on his own to make a name for himself. It was God who promised saying, “I will make your name great…”And this happened. Note that God took the initiative. God was incharge. He ordained this. And it was so.
How about us? Let’s look into our own lives…are we trying our own efforts to become famous…well known…recognized by all people? Are we running after these transient things without realizing that they don’t satisfy? Life is more than just making a name for ourselves. What’s important is to leave behind a legacy to follow, a good example to imitate, a lifestyle that inspires others to fulfill God’s purpose in their lives.
“Dear Jesus, thankyou for teaching me that life is more than just making a name for myself. Forgive me for focusing so much on myself. Help me liveout Your purposes. Amen.”
What is the purpose of your life?