Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.” – Matthew 16:24-25
Where do you look to find the life that you truly desire? Do you really like the life you have? If not, why not?
Jesus said that in order to find life, first you have to lose it. So … maybe the question should be, “Have you lost your life yet?” And if you HAVE lost your life, for whom or what did you lose it?
Have you lost your life to your work, career, or ministry? Have you lost your life to an earthly relationship? Maybe you have lost your life to bitterness, anger, or grief. The truth is that each person will eventually lose his or her life to something or someone, but only one Person has ever or will ever give His own life in return.
You WILL find life, if you lose it to Jesus.
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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