“Everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” Phil. 3:8 (NLT)
Beloved, have you noticed how easily you can lose your joy over some little thing?
It is usually the small irritations that cause you to lose your happiness. A colleague say something to you that you don't like and you lose your happiness. You get a critical email on Monday morning, and you lose your happiness. It’s the little things that sometimes affect us the most, yet they don’t really matter.
Paul says in Philippians 3:7, “I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done” (NLT).
What was the most important thing to you before you began following Jesus Christ, Work, Career, Making money etc.? Maybe it was getting a date. Maybe it was being popular. Maybe it was having security or being famous.
Paul says, all those things don’t matter anymore compared to the joy of knowing Jesus.
You have to ask yourself this about everything in your life: How much will this matter in 100 years? How much of what I’m worrying about right now is going to matter tomorrow? It’s probably not going to matter tomorrow, much less for eternity.
You can choose to live in light of eternity. Because “everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Philippians 3:8 NLT).
Every day when you get up, remind yourself what really matters and what doesn’t.
Father, help me to live in the light of eternity.