Sometimes, it’s not about the destination…it’s about the journey. Perhaps you will disagree with me, and you are welcome to comment freely. We can handle our plights in this life with grace or scream bloody murder. I submit that being Christ-like involves our demeanor more than our position in life’s journey.
Prosperity preachers will try to persuade you to measure you life’s progress by wealth (how much has God blessed you with). But doesn’t God measure us by how much we love one another? This is how much you give, not how much you get. If we reflect God’s love by giving to those in need, it subtracts from our wealth. Is this to say God has blessed us less?…because we followed His will in giving away our resources? Nonsense! The prosperity preacher has it wrong…we gain by giving, not by getting!
Luke 6:38 NIV – Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Those who travel with excess comforts already have their reward, but those who go through life’s journey with hardship, but persevere to the end will be rewarded.
This is why I say, “It’s about the journey, not the destination.” You may end up at the same place, but travelling in Christ’s style has its benefits.
My prayer for you today is that you will travel on Christ’s path, in His style, with Godspeed!