I hoped this would get your attention. This may be a shock to some, but God really doesn’t care about the things we most care about.
For example, a lot of times we get this thing called life confused with money. Believe you me – when your time comes, and you are on your death-bed, it doesn’t matter how much money you have. You can write a check for ten million dollars, and you wouldn’t be able to buy another hour. When it is your time to go, it is your time to go.
This alone, tells us that life isn’t just about being successful, and how much money we have. Things “we” as a culture tend to care about greatly.
I submit to you that we must take a new approach to life – an approach in which we place our focus on making a difference; not simply making a dollar. An approach in which we don’t pass what we need, chasing after what we want. An approach in which we forget who we are, and realize who God made us to be.
Regardless of what our role may be to the world, we are all the same in the eyes of God. As we grow, spiritually, we’ll find within us that great peace where the doctor forgets that he is a doctor. The place where the teacher forgets how may degree’s she has. The place where the lawyer is not concerned with being a lawyer, nor is the athlete worried about his celebrity or athletic ability. Why? Because, at the end of the day, and since the beginning of time, God really doesn’t care about all of these things! Recognizing this is the true essence of service, which is in turn, the true meaning of life.
I truly believe, that in the walls of history, God doesn’t really care about the things that we may care about. He won’t be concerned with us having the best shoes and clothes. I don’t think He will get caught up in how big our house was, where it was located, or the kind of car we drove. It really won’t be a concern of his, as to how popular we were and how much money we made.
I truly believe that God’s focus can be tied into the famous words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said:
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”
McGhee’s Manifesto: This isn’t success, per se, but it is service – and service, leads to significance.
With God, nothing is impossible…
© David McGhee