All of us, young, old, single or married are giving our lives to something. What is it you have given your life to? We all have desires, things we think about and even dwell on. What's the first thing that comes to your mind? Are we giving everything we have to gain something we want? If we are going to be successful in our lives with God and our Christian lives, we must have self discipline in every area of our lives. We must commit to what God wants every day.
There is a reality of life that we must consider. All things were created by God and for God. He created all of us for a purpose. When we consider life, we must be living for Christ and that we may serve and bring glory to Him. It doesn't matter what or who we have in this world, Christ must be preeminent and be first. Christ, who has given us life, must be our number one priority!
We sometimes may wonder what is the reason we have to make all things about Him. The reasons are simple. The only reason we are alive is because of God. He is the only reason we are alive, and for that reason, we desire to lift Him up, know who Christ is and what He does. Think of every reward or trophy you have received. Just know, no matter what triumph you have, it is nothing when measured up against Christ.
God knows us better than anyone and He knows that we all want to be rewarded and have something to strive for. But lets not strive for temporal things here in this world. A fine house, new car and big boat will be lost in the history of life. After everyone forgets, we will be back to where we started and work for something else that doesn't matter.
Our eternal reward will be our crown of life! In heaven, our rewards and crowns will never fade away. So what are we striving for? Are we giving our lives to Christ? No matter where we are going and what we are doing, let's always put Christ first. Consider in everything we do and give the glory and preeminence to Him. Get a hold of God and let go of the other areas in our lives. What have you given your life to?
"And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible." I Cor. 9:25