YOUR VALUES DETERMINES YOUR STRENGTH

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 6:21 KJV” For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”.

Why do certain people, go down with the challenges that befall them? For an example, a certain woman had her shop burnt. When she got to the site, she collapsed and had to be rushed to the hospital for medical attention. Some have committed suicide because of a financial debt. Some stop attending church services because no church member visited them when they were sick. Certain people’s reaction to various shortcomings are quite depressive. There are certain pastors who looks cheerful in the presence of others, yet are full of complains, accusing everybody in their closet. People are deeply hurting behind the scenes. Why is it so?

The answer to this question is that many people have very wrong value systems. Their value system is wrong because of a misunderstanding of the word of God or lack of it in their hearts. The woman who collapsed at the site of her burnt shop had put all her life in the shop. Her treasure is her shop and that is where her heart is. The destruction of the shop meant the destruction of her life. The Lord said don’t lay up your treasure on this earth, where moth and rust can attack it, but lay up your treasure in heaven, where no moth or rust can attack it. The man who committed suicide because of a financial loss depended on his money as his only defense and source of pride. The loss meant his pride was gone and cannot stand what people will say about him. Many men although they claim to be Christians do not have God as their source, defense, and the one they are living for.

One must come to terms with his or her purpose for living. What is the place of God in your life? What in this life gives you true satisfaction and significance? What are you living for? Revelations 4:11 says God creating all things for His pleasure. This means man and all that he is and has must be used to please God. When men do this then would they find inner satisfaction and the strength to face any kind of setbacks that may occur. If you commit suicide because you had a financial loss, then you have lost that understanding that God is your source and He is able to perfect all things again. If Jesus is your source and defense, then you would know that your reproaches fall on him. Like Job, you will declare though He slays me yet will I serve Him (Job 13:15). You need to be deeply rooted in the word of God and accept all that the word says. Make Jesus Lord of your life and He would face the bullets shot at you.

PRAYER

Jesus is the Lord of my life, He is the reason for my existence, no challenge, loss or disappointment overwhelms me. My faith is in Him and He helps me overcome every difficulty that arises. Thank you, Jesus.

FURTHER STUDIES

Revelation 4:11 KJV “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created”.

Matthew 6:19 KJV” Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal”:

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