The Games People Play

Some men die in battle,

Some men die in flames,

But most men perish inch by inch,

While playing little games.

            Author Unknown

 

It’s sad to see people wasting their lives away, playing little games that are not at all important. On more than one occasion, Jesus had to rebuke his followers for wanting to be more important than the others. His followers still jostle for position, playing politics in the church and trying to see who can wield the most influence. They gossip and complain and otherwise waste their lives away in insignificant pursuits of self-indulgence.

Jesus wants more from us. He says, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33). He wants us to have our priorities in order.

I don’t want to major in the minors. I want to lead a life of significance, the way that Jesus defines such a life. I want to go down fighting for the greatest cause in the universe, the building of God’s kingdom.

How about you?

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