Lose to Find

Matthew 10:39
“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”

Many people embark on a path in life to accomplish certain things. These things might be in the realm of possessions, power and prestige. These would tend to spring from the desires of our egos. But many times there is another voice (always a gentle and loving one) that springs from our hearts…that may ask us to embark on a completely different path to accomplish something completely different…like making the world a more loving, merciful, forgiving and compassionate place. This is the realm of the kingdom of God. To go in this direction will require that I let go of the desires of my ego (to build my kingdom). It will feel like you are losing your life. But paradoxically…when you take the road less traveled (the one your heart is calling you to) you will find an abundance that you did not know was possible. It will not be easy. As Jesus said…it will require taking up your cross and following Him. The result will be finding your true self…and God in the process.

Suggested song of the day—“Take the Road Less Traveled” on the Live to Love album.
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Have a blessed day!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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