Fame, Pain, and Gain: At times fame or pain have been primary motivators in my life.
As a young man, I was sure that I would grow to be Rich and Famous. I have realized to achieve either, you must work hard and study. (Having Talent also helps). I was never fond of either endeavor, (and Talent eludes me).
I love to sing and play piano, but am I willing to put in the time or effort to become exceptional in either?
I love to lead Praise and Worship. The Lord has me playing piano at a Church that loves the Lord but is not of the Tribe of Judah. (Praise) They prefer Hymns and Ritual.
I desire to Preach. The Lord has me Teach. I have this Blog, and a Bible Stuy. But a Pulpit? (No one is offering one). The Lord protects me and works in mysterious ways.
“Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”
The Lord is working within me to conquer the sins of covetousness and pride. I long to become worthy to share the Power of His Gospel with others.
Living with Pain:
Pain, our own or our loved ones, is certainly a motivator. There have been many who relie on drugs or alcohol to dull the hurt and fear, of the source of our Pain.
The need is to turn to the Lord.
Repent of the sin in our lives. Repent of our unbelief. Repent of our lack of knowledge of Gods will. Repent and turn to the Lord.
“Look upon mine affliction and my pain, and forgive all my sins.”
This is where we should live. Seeking, Cultivating, Spiritual Gain. Not Temporal goods or desires.
To learn to be content where the Lord has us. (1 Timothy 6:6)
To learn to be servants of all, to bring more to Christ. (1 Corinthians 9:19)
To Gain, we must put Christ first and foremost. Spiritual life and work are our most effective weapons, in the cause of Christ. (Philippians 1:21)
“For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?”
We need to put aside our Desire for Fame, the Inconvenience of our Pain, and concentrate on Cultivating Spiritual Gain, (the Wisdom to serve the high calling of Christian).
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We all have the relationship we want with God. My desire is a more intimate one.
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