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Thursday, October 29, 2009

It Doesn't Matter

It doesn't matter if I am rich or poor -
It only matters if I am a good steward with whatever God has given me.

It doesn't matter if I am successful or unsuccessful as the world sees success-
It only matters that I live my life to the glory of God.

It doesn't matter if I have possessions and treasures -
It only matters if I have given to others and helped those in need.

It doesn't matter if I have a small house or a large house -
It only matters if I have given my life to God through Jesus, so that I may live in my Father's house some day.

It doesn't matter if I get my children involved in all kinds of activities where they can learn new things -
If I never teach them about God - about Jesus - about His Church - and about the Bible...then I have failed.

It doesn't matter if I spend all of my time doing good deeds and working for the Lord -
If I never take the time to really BE with Him, then I'm not growing in the way that He wants me to grow.

It doesn't matter if I am friendly and outgoing and caring towards others -
If I never use the opportunity to tell others about Jesus then I'm not doing what I've been commanded to do.

It doesn't matter if I believe I am  a good person and try to live an upright life -
If I never give my heart to Jesus and dedicate my life to Him, then I am still lost.

It doesn't matter if I say all of the right things as a Christian -
If I don't live with God number one in my life, then my example is void.

It doesn't matter if I say I love others over and over -
If I never take the time to show them my love, then my words are insincere.

It doesn't matter how much I know about God's Word -
If I never apply that knowledge to my life or use it to help others, then that knowledge is wasted.

It doesn't matter what I think is important in life -
It matters what God believes is important.

Written by Lori Waugh - October 2009

I know, O LORD, that a man's life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.
Jeremiah 10:23


Wa Wa Waughs said...

I can hear the chant in the back of my memory bank from high school, "IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER, IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER!" It was some response we had at some youth event. Exactly what you are writing about!

Lori said...

How neat! It's funny how little things like that can jog our memories to things of the past. I did that this week with a song I heard (Barry Manilow's "I Write the Songs"!).

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