I remember last year, my husband and I had our spiritual mentor over for dinner. The Lord has blessed us with a lovely home and we give God glory for his blessings. Our mentor is a humble servant of God. He’s also an outspoken Italian man with an authoritative and commanding voice. He sat down at the dinner table and said, “Ty! Troy! This is a beautiful home! Just Beautiful! But it’s all rubbish in the sight of God! LOL!! I will never ever forget that!! We were like, well thank you, I think? But he was so right! There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having success, wealth and material items, it’s a blessing! But it doesn’t last and should never be more important than knowing and following the will of God. Material things wear out, break down, lose value and become outdated. We put so much time, energy and money into obtaining these luxurious lifestyles when it only gives temporary pleasure. As the old saying goes, “only what you do for Christ will last”!
Jesus said, “For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me" Matt. 25:35. Basically, Jesus is saying these are areas that are very important to him and should be very important to us. There is purpose in giving back and helping those who are less fortunate than we are. Make a difference in someone’s life by giving generous donations like money, food, clothes etc. Spend some time with the elderly or send a letter to someone you know who may be incarcerated. Share your talent without "always" charging a fee. The love of God can be shown through your good deeds.
Jesus also said, "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them everything I have commanded you" Matt. 28:19. Yes, Christ gave this command to his 12 disciples, but guess what? We are his disciples too! Our world is filled with people who don't know God or what he's all about. As Christ’s disciples we are responsible for doing our part as Jesus commanded. Do you see how our lives are full of purpose? Its really not about you! It's about loving God and helping others.