The Tragedy of a Wasted Life
“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. (Matthew 7:21 NLT)
Today’s message in church was pretty powerful. The title alone, “The Tragedy of a Wasted Life” had me instantly reevaluating my life and my walk with Christ.
Before I even get in to sharing takeaways; I pray right now that your life will not be wasted. May you honor God in all your ways and give back to Him what He has given you – and more.
Now onto my takeaways;
(1) We’re servants of God and (2) It’s a race that should be finished.
In today’s culture (specifically American culture), the word “servant” has so many negative connotations. However, as children of God we are also His servants and have been called to serve him. Until we accept that, we’ve still got a longgg way to go.
As a servant (or sheep), God is our Shepherd and will guide us.
We’re not in this alone and it’s not about me or you.
That alone is extremely humbling.
Christ has made our burden light and as long as we serve, God will crown us with His glory saying “well done my good and faithful servant”.
It’s about letting go of “self” and being totally humbled.
(2) Finish the Race!
All hell may break loose, especially when the enemy see’s how bright you’re going to shine, but we must finish.
It’s not going to be easy. Enduring the pain on the cross wasn’t easy for Jesus.
Too many people have become distracted because their eyes are on so many different things.
It’s too easy to get sidetracked.
Face forward, don’t look back.
“It’s not beginning the race that matters, it’s finishing the race.” – Pastor Ron
I mean, we play to win. Stand strong in your faith and finish this race; you’ll be glad you did.
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“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”
Acts 20:24 NIV
24 Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! 25 All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. 26 So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. 27 I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified. – 1 Corinthians 9
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. – John 10:10
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ – Matthew 25:23