My heart truly breaks over how easily we as men will trade an opportunity for true spiritual enrichment for a temporary momentary “payoff.”
Have you noticed how quickly we as men move towards things that are easy? Things that are hard or that give us some pushback we tend to run away from, unless we see a payoff at the end of the task. If we see a payoff we are more likely to push through to get to that goal.
So why is that we as men will trade eternal rewards for temporary pleasures? Look at this verse:
“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:14).
Paul knew what it took to follow through and get where God wanted him. I’m not saying it was easy, in fact it was quite difficult for him, but he KNEW the outcome.
He knew where he was going. He KNEW that what was coming was so much bigger than what he had presently. Why are men so short sighted?
Jesus has something far better for us as men. Stop taking the short look and start looking further down the road to see where God wants you and me to be.
My prayer for us as men is that we PRESS TOWARD the goal of JESUS CHRIST in 2017.