We are often busy with our lives; having a job, going to school, meeting friends– and after that we are tired and want to relax by watching television or doing something that makes us relieve stress. But how much of our time are we busy for God?
God gave us life, He created us to glorify him. (Isaiah 43:7)
But if we look at our life, how much time do we spend to glorify our own desires, and how much time do we spend for God?
📖 1 John 2: 15,17
15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.
17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
What did the disciples have to do to follow Jesus? They had to leave their house, families and possessions in order to serve Jesus. Think about it now, it must have been really difficult for them! If we compare ourselves to them, how much do we actually sacrifice for our faith?
Now we might think: “But we need to make money for food and clothes, keep up social relationships to stay mentally healthy, study in order to get a job..” Does God want us to be homeless or give up everything? No, but the worldly things shouldn’t be our main priority.
📖 Matthew 6: 31-33
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
God will take care of us, since he knows what we need to live on this earth. But, it says that we should seek God first! But what if we don’t? Romans 8 says that living focused on earthly things will result in death, but if we focus on the things of God we earn life.
📖 Romans 8:5-6
5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.