There’s an old country song that has this line…”There goes my reason for living… There goes my everything…” The song is about a man who has lost his one reason for living _ his one true love. Without her, the song goes on to say, life just isn’t worth the trouble.
If someone were to ask you, “What is your reason for living?” What would your answer be? Sometimes people have trouble answering that question truthfully. They say what they think the answer should be or what people want to hear instead of what their lifestyle actually reveals their true reason for living to be. Here are three questions to help you figure out your true reason for living:
When you wake up in the morning, what is the first thing you think about?
During the day, what do you spend most of your time thinking about?
As you fall asleep at night, what tends to dominate your thoughts?
If the answer to all three questions is the same, THAT is your reason for living. If not then you need to decide which is more important to you than the others. Now here are three more questions for you to ponder:
How committed are you to following Jesus?
How committed are you to helping people follow Jesus?
How committed are you to making those two things your reason for living?
Jesus had this to say about that: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23)