Eccles. 12:8 “Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.”
Here are some great thoughts that a pastor gave us at the end of a sermon. It spoke volumes about how we can spend vast amounts of time, energy, and money on things that don’t really matter.
Our Greatest Fear
A perfect example was the antique car show that was held this weekend in my community. People spent years of time and money to fix up these old cars just so they can show them off at a car show and then take them home to store them.
Looking back at my own life, I spent a lot of energy playing sports. There were a lot of good things that came from being on a team, but sometimes I struggle with the emphasis and importance our society puts on athletics. It seems like winning a game is the only thing that is important and people have lost focus on what is really important in life.
The challenge for all of us is to evaluate how we spend our lives. It’s OK to have hobbies, but if they become the overwhelming driving force and time consumers in our lives, then we need to question our priorities in life. We need to consider the following quote.
“Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn’t really matter.”
James 4:14 “Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life?
It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.”
So, where are your priorities this morning? Are they on fulfilling self directed and focused
goals or are they on…?
Matthew 6:33 “But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Matthew 6:19 “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:”
LIFE ON THIS EARTH IS SHORT SO MAKE IT COUNT FOR ETERNITY!