Thursday, March 20, 2014

If I had a hammer /// I'd be Thor.

"It takes more than hammers and nails to build something of significance." 

-Micca Campbell, An Untroubled Heart

That quote is from the book I'm recently read. It really struck a chord with me. Ha, the hammer struck a chord. I crack myself up. 

Anyways. I'm going to warn yall, this post gets a little heavy. (I had another one of my Hot Mess Sundays, and sitting on the youth floor brought some perspective.)

How often do we, as humans, place our trust and hope in material things? You know, the things we can see and feel- people, degrees, houses, jobs, etcetera. Material things are also known as things that DON'T last. They are things that are of very little value in the long run. Whatever I'm working towards with my heart and soul is obviously what is important to me, and the same goes for you. 

So is what we are working towards of temporary or eternal value? 

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21

We should be working on eternal. Hello, conviction. And what is eternal? What is of significance? Relationships. With people and with the Lord. The way we love people, the words we say, the deeds we do- all of that should glorify God. No, we aren't going to get it right 100% of the time. But, we should be able to look back on our lives and know that we spent the time we were given wisely, furthering His kingdom. 

In my life, am I building something of significance? When I stand before the King, will He say, "Well done my good and faithful servant"? 

Go ponder. xx, bethany

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