Where is your treasure? What do you value above all else?
Your success, your reputation, your retirement account?
How would you know? By looking at how you spend your time? Your money? Your influence?
If your treasure is anything other than Jesus, you’re wasting your time, your money, your influence… your life! So, please, if your life is wrapped up in the pursuit of anything other than Jesus, lose your life!
“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” Mark 8:34-36
The video below speaks to this upside down thinking (lose your life to save it). Caution: some of you will be offended by this video. Don’t let this offense be a stumbling block, but a starting off point to re-thinking where your treasure lies!
This video really stirs me up! We’re thankful to be supported by the sacrificial giving of gospel-driven retired peoples! We’re thankful to be a part of a ministry team that includes several “second career” missionaries, who have abandoned the empty pursuit of a self-focused retirement in order to be a part of God’s work among the nations here.
God, please keep stirring up “gospel-driven” people! 65 is not the finish line!