His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ |Matthew 25:21
A friend recently shared with me the secret behind Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and all our other social media’s success: AFFIRMATION. We love being affirmed. We love being told we (and what we do) matter and are important. This isn’t new. But never has it been so evident (and embarrassingly clear) until now.
This feeding into one another’s vanity. We are so caught up in it.
And I’ve just realized how crazy this is. And yet.
And the end of all of this. At the end of our lives. And after that. What matters?
Lately, I’ve been feeling tossed to and fro with 5-year, 10-year plans, and tweaking career paths with every other friend I speak with.
In the end, the memory of my life’s story will matter little (of course, I wish to leave the world a little better in some area than it was when I came. Or at least not worse).
How does anyone without God’s anchor do this?
I suppose there is a very strong ambition to succeed. But I wonder if that gives them joy after achieving all their milestones.
And yet what really matters is when I see Him, our Creator, the Judge, and my Heavenly Father one day, to hear Him say, “Well done.”
And that should be my measure to everything else I do.
This was a comforting reminder.
If you have stumbled upon this post today, I hope you take a couple of minutes to think about what really matters in life, and afterwards.
And pray for strength and wisdom to redirect your path to the straight and narrow (Matthew 7:13-14).