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Do We Live for Tomorrow or for a Future?

Kobe Bryant’s passing was a shock.  He was too young.  It caused me to stop and reflect.
God promises us an amazing and wonderful future, but He doesn’t promise a tomorrow.  Like Paul said, “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
Kobe’s passing caused me to ponder eternity.  I realized when he stood before God, he wasn’t asked, “How many points did you score?  How many championship rings did you win?  How much money did you make?  How many rebounds did you pull down?”
None of us will be asked questions like these.  To enter the Kingdom, Jesus needs to be Lord of our lives.  What does that mean, “Lord of my life?”  The following are some questions I ask myself to measure if Jesus is Lord of my life:
  • With all the gifts and abilities God has given me, am I using them glorify God or myself?
  • Am I drawing people to praise me or praise God?
  • Is my life about serving me or serving God?
  • How much time do I spend with God each day?
What is coming is so much greater than anything we can attain here.  Fame, money, recognition, awards, and earthly praise are fleeting and soon forgotten.  God’s Kingdom is beyond comprehension and is forever.  The apostle Paul had vision.  To live for Jesus brings us more than we can imagine.
Are we living for a tomorrow or are we living for a future?

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