by Sam Albrecht, Youth Pastor
Living Way Fellowship
Clarity is so vital. So many things vie for our attention at once that our lives can feel like turning the knobs on an old radio, seeking something clear through all the static. Each moment passes with a new sound and voice, then static, voice, repeat. As believers we are taught by scripture that there is one big picture that guides our lives. Such a guiding principle is wonderful but oftentimes fall behind the distractions of life. No one would make the argument that mortgages and jobs are unimportant, but are they most important?
It is interesting to consider that many of the things that matter so much to us now will not even cross our minds in the final hours of our lives as we reflect on the important things. No one turns to their family before passing and tells stories of the promotions they received or the money they saved corporate by catching that one problem. No one weeps on their deathbed over the payments they could not make that resulted in moving to the cheaper house. There are always bigger, deeper things that result in the deepest appreciation for that which matters. Remember the words of Ecclesiastes 1.
says the Teacher.
Everything is meaningless.”
What do people gain from all their labors
at which they toil under the sun?
What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
(Eccl. 1:2-3, 9 NIV)
Life is short and meaningless without God. Please do not wait until the end to realize that He is so much more important than the trivial things of life. In the grand scheme of life few things will be truly important and even less will be eternal. The biggest thing one can ever do in their life is to know their Creator, have a relationship with him, then share His love with others. Take this summer to shed the worries and ways of the world to peruse the ultimate source of all life. Do not chase the wind but start early in your awe of the one who leaves true monuments behind and whose ways are never meaningless. Build to last, even if it means releasing the things you love.
By Sam Albrecht, Youth Pastor, Living Way Fellowship