Ever have those feelings that you are just not doing enough? Do you find yourself sinking under the weight of “I’m just not quite as good as so and so”. Can I encourage you to take a pause from the incessant doing and lean in to the voice of this passage of scripture.
What if I speak in the most elegant languages of people or in the exotic languages of the heavenly messengers, but I live without love? Well then, anything I say is like the clanging of brass or a crashing cymbal. 2 What if I have the gift of prophecy, am blessed with knowledge and insight to all the mysteries, or what if my faith is strong enough to scoop a mountain from its bedrock, yet I live without love? If so, I am nothing. 3 I could give all that I have to feed the poor, I could surrender my body to be burned as a martyr, but if I do not live in love, I gain nothing by my selfless acts. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 (The Voice)
What if you wrote beautifully and flocks of people came to your blog, what if you had all kind of knowledge, and faith that was able to move mountains
What if you were able to travel the world doing missions
What if you continue to say yes instead of heeding the inner voice that says not yet
What if you continue to run yourself ragged trying to check off every thing off your virtual to do list
But you lived without love?
Then we have gained NOTHING.
The world grades on a vastly different scale than God. All of those things look like a lot and they have a way of stroking our egos and giving us sense of belonging and fulfillment. Yet God wants us to focus on eternal things.