Hey you! Yes you. You want to be rich? Cutting corners and scheming in search of fast riches? Labouring all your life to save for retirement that may or may not come? You’re thinking too small. Think BIG! Think true wealth. Do not store up for yourself treasures on Earth, where thieves can break in and steal (Matt 6:19-20)… Store up treasure in Heaven by forsaking all to God (Luke 12:33). Though you give up houses and possessions, you gain much more, even in this life…and in the one to come (Matt 19:29).
Hey you! Yes, you over there working out. You want to be fit? You’re watching your weight, what you eat and wear, hoping to stay youthful a little longer? You’re thinking too small. Think BIG! Think enduring health. We will all die one day, but some of us will live forever, with new healthy, beautiful and strong bodies that will never age (1 Cor 15:52-54)… But only because we submitted our lives to Christ, and our bodies to be His home (Luke 9:24, 1 Cor 6:19). When you do not worry about what you will eat or wear, God will take care of you and you have more time for love (Matt 6:27-34)!
Hey you! Yes, I’m talking to you. You want to be loved? I see you all over town, looking for love in all the wrong places, selling yourself short to the highest bidder. That’s not the way to go. You’re thinking too small. Think BIG! Think unconditional love. There’s Someone who has loved you, even before you were born (Jer 31:3)…and He so wants to show you what true love is. He showed the greatest love possible, by laying down His life for you (John 15:13). Choose Him because His love satisfies…it is not the selfish kind.
Hey you! Yes, you know it’s you. You want to be happy? Wishing…drinking…eating…sleeping or self-medicating all your troubles away? Life is hard, but those things will not satisfy…they take away much more than they give. You’re thinking too small. Think BIG! Think everlasting joy. Joy is what you want when you go in search of happiness, but it is found only in God. He gives joy, peace and hope to all who seek Him (John 10:10). Don’t settle for momentary happiness, get joy by reveling in God instead (Psa 37:4).
What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and yet forfeit his soul (Matt 16:26)? Stop thinking small. Think BIG! Think real life. Think eternity. Think JESUS! He is the answer you need. Yes, even for that situation. Jesus is truly the only way (John 14:6, John 10:9)!
(This is the first post in a three-part series. Read THINK BIGGER!)
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