Live life on purpose, choosing not to give into winning the race of life no matter what it cost. Cause it'll cost ya! Finishing the race with integrity intact, is better than forcing our way into a winners circle undeserved.
Christ said the first will be last and the last will be first in the Kingdom of heaven.
He also said all have sinned and fallen short.. the only way to winning is to admit we do not have what it takes to win and accept HIM as our LORD and Savior!
Ok so after we got him we can still lead others to him and feel like winners.... right?
We do not lead people to Christ. He calls them unto himself.
We are living breathing letters, living breathing representatives read by all men seeking to know who Jesus is!
We are in other words living breathing proofs of failure to be perfects. We are proof that all need a savior. And we gladly point the way to the one with it all figured out, the one who has all life's answers. And we wouldn't think of taking credit or pat ourselves on the back cause it is not us who deserves praise but him who is ALL glorious, wonderful, loving, the Great almighty ALL in ALL, Christ Jesus!
2 Corinthians 3:2-3 (New International Version)
You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, know and read by everybody. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
1 Peter 3:15 (New International Version)
15But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,
Even if we claim Jesus as our Savior it is easy not to let him be Lord of our Life.
Transformation occurs when we see God moving and join Him there.