Acts 20:24 (NLT)
But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.
What is the most important thing in your life? What is the one thing you really want to do that you think would make your life worth it? For some people, it is to go to college. For others, it is to get married, to play a sport professionally, to obtain a dream job, to travel, to make a lot of money, or to have fun. Still, for many other people, the most important thing to them is to have children, to have grandchildren, or to make their parents proud.
While all of these things are beautiful in their own way, none of these things are most important. The most important thing you have to do in life is to fulfill the plan and purpose God has for your life. My life is worth nothing unless I use it to do what God has assigned to me to do. Nothing matters more than knowing one’s mission and being committed to carrying it out. Life is a real waste if we don’t.
Jesus died on the cross so that we can experience unconditional love and grace in our lives. Our faith is not just for ourselves. Part of our life’s calling is to tell other people about the grace and love that we experience. What do we do when we receive good information? We’re excited to tell someone else about it. Because God deeply cares for every single person in the entire world, being like God means that we should care deeply too.
My life is worth nothing unless I fulfill the plan God has for me. It doesn’t matter where I live, how much money I make, or what else I do in life, my life is ultimately worthless unless I do God’s plan for my life. Your life is worth nothing unless the grace you have received is passed on to someone else. The good news of God’s love and grace given to us in the person of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice is what makes life worth living. God is most glorified when we reach out to others with this good news.
“It is not primarily out of compassion for humanity that we share our faith or pray for the lost; it is first of all, love for God.”
— John Piper