Life can be exciting.
Life can be hectic.
Life can be hard.
Life can be AMAZING.
There are people in our lives that make it beautiful.
There are people in our lives that make it hard.
It’s fun to share our lives.
It can be a relief to vent about our lives.
…and with technology it seems like we are on a stage of our own, sharing to all the audiences around. When little Billy takes his first step we run to our phones to share with the world. When we get in a car accident, we vent online: #dumbdriver #notmyfault #crying #justpaiditoff or so on. We live like the world is our audience.
Do we think about just shutting it down, looking up and telling the Lord about Billy’s first step? Do we live like we have an audience of One?
There is One who watches us. He really does care that Billy took his first step and that my car is no more. He really does care how I treat people publicly and privately. He is the audience I should care about.
I don’t think it’s wrong to share our journeys and cares with our friends but, remember, we should be living for an audience of One.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. – I John 2:15-17
Can you think of any other great verses that speak of living for God and Him alone? Leave them in the comments below.
Rejoicing in the Present,