He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it. Matthew 10:39
Have you ever wondered in your lifetime why certain activities didn’t bring you the satisfaction you expected them to? Have you ever thought about why the new job or new home didn’t fill the void as you thought they would? In today’s reading, Jesus tells us how to find that fulfillment in life that we all seek and sometimes never find. It is losing yourself in Him.
Sometimes life feel like we are chasing after the next big event or new accessory. Somehow in life many of us have gotten the idea that some material thing or grand experience can fill the emptiness that each person has on the inside. The problem with that is our Heavenly Father created that spot inside of every person for Himself to fill. That is why when we get that new relationship or new car, it fills the gap for a little while, but the newness quickly wears off and we are now looking for the next new thing.
Thank goodness the Lord’s mercies are renewed every morning and His lovingkindness continues for ever (Lamentations 3:22). He can bring joy into each day you are alive in this world simply by putting His plans and agenda before your own. In fact, the verse today says that you must lose your live in Him so you can find it. When you put away the things and desires that you think will bring happiness, and instead, seek after what God has in His heart for you to do, then you will live a life of total satisfaction. The reason is because He created you to accomplish what was in His heart, when He made you.
Today I want to encourage you to spend some quiet time with your Heavenly Father before you start your day. Get alone with Him and ask Him to fill up your heart with the things He made you to accomplish today, this week and your lifetime. Then make a habit to do this every morning and get the plan from the Head. Soon you will be walking out the good mission He created you to do. Then and only then will you find joy, satisfaction and fulfillment that you never have had before. Lose your life today so you can find what life is all about.
Today’s scripture reading: Matthew 10:34-39
34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.
35 For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’;
36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’
37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.