If you believe the studies and statistics, most people wake up each morning with little purpose. Sure, they have to go to work so they can put food on the table and pay the bills, but after that, there is very little motivation. Everyone wants something to live for that will bring meaning and purpose to their lives. Jesus promises that when we choose to live for Him.
And he died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for the one who died for them and was raised.”
A Willing Choice
Jesus died for many reasons, and one of those was that we would no longer live for ourselves but for Him. I think we can all admit that most of our problems stem from our selfishness. We want what we want, and we want it right now. Jesus offers another way. He tells us to live for Him because He died for us and opened the door to a whole new life. When we willingly submit our lives underneath Him new doors are opened.
Living for someone else except for themselves scares people. Who is going to look out for them? What about my goals and responsibilities? The list could go on. At the root of all of those fears is the feeling if we don’t take care of ourselves, no one else will. Jesus tells us that God beautifully provides for the flowers and the birds of the earth, how much more will He provide for us? We have to trust that God will provide everything we need and more.
Something to Live For
One thing we often forget when it comes to living for Christ is what He has in store for us. Jesus gives us something to live for. Living for ourselves is never satisfying, and we always want more. Living for Christ brings contentment and fulfillment. We find joy in serving others and don’t miss the continual pursuit of possessions. We also feel like we are part of something bigger than ourselves when we choose to live for Jesus. Take an assessment of your life right now. Determine the motivation behind your actions and ask the Lord where things need to change. Then allow the Holy Spirit to go to work.