Do you ever think about other people? It’s human nature to be self-centered. It makes sense to see/view/experience the world from only our own point of view. It’s easy to become self-centered. Today’s culture seems to breed narcissism. I know more than a few narcissists. Christ came to the Earth and the only thing he cared about at all was people. His entire earthly existence was about people. That’s quite an example to live up to, but isn’t that what we’re trying to do?
I was having a discussion with a few people last night. It reminded me of the importance of people. Our discussion spanned many areas. We hit on current worldviews and wealth and materialism and the rich versus the poor. I was reminded of this one truth: All of Heaven and Earth will pass. Every single thing here on this Earth will fade away… except people. The souls of every single person in the world, past and present, will survive this life and move into the next. We are all bound for one of two places. It doesn’t really matter your place in this life, whether janitor or CEO or somewhere in between– what really matters in the end is 1)Did you love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and accept His Son Jesus Christ as the only path unto salvation? and 2)Did you love your neighbor as yourself? Did you love people? Maybe God planned for you to be a successful businessman so that you could provide jobs to people, fund mission trips, give to charity organizations. If you did this all unto God, you have served your purpose. Maybe God’s plan for you was that you didn’t make much money, but you had more love in your heart than you could contain. You gave of your time and energy to whoever needed it and touched countless lives. Maybe God called you to be a missionary to reach people in other countries that have never heard of Jesus. That wealthy Christian businessman supports you on your missions. Every person in the Body of Christ has been called to a purpose, and not all the same purpose. Don’t envy the wealthy Brother or the poor Brother or the missionary Brother or the Brother in the military. God made you for and calls you to a specific purpose. All work is good work when it is done unto the glory of God. As long as you keep people on your radar as the most important thing in life- the one thing that moves on into eternity- I think your heart is in the right place.