“Then you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.” Malachi 3:18
Does it matter if you serve God or not?
Does serving God matter when you’re going through tough times?
Does serving God matter when you’re selecting a spouse?
Does serving God matter when you’re raising your kids?
Does serving God matter when you’ve experienced something horrifying in your life?
When I lost my mom as a senior in high school, choosing to go after God mattered more than I could ever have imagined. That single decision changed my life forever.
When I was single and dreamed of having an amazing wife one day, it mattered a lot that I lived for God and built my life on His Word. Had I not been living for God, I would have never been able to marry Laura one day.
When I had no clue what my purpose in life was and I thought I had no future, it mattered a lot that I could seek God about all of those things.
When I was addicted to drinking and drugs, it mattered that I pursued God to get free from those things.
The older I get and the more I grow in my relationship with God, the more I realize how important it is to live for God. In fact, the more I grow, the more I can see a difference between someone who serves God with all of their heart and someone who refuses to have anything to do with Him.
I have found that in the beginning, when someone starts a relationship with God, their life doesn’t look much different from the life of someone who doesn’t live for God. However, over time, the difference between someone who serves God and someone who doesn’t becomes almost incomparable.
Living for God matters more than you could ever imagine.
But you have to discover that for yourself. You have to have your own relationship with Him. You can’t just say you know it matters because your parents told you that, because you heard it in church a lot, or someone you admire believes that. It has to become a reality in your life.
You have to make the choice that you are going to live for God, no matter what. Once you make that decision, and start pursuing a relationship with Him, you will find out how much it matters.
If you are a mature Christian and it may be easy for you to recognize that difference . . . don’t become arrogant, because the only difference between you and the other person, is God.
If you’re someone who has never really cared about God, and you see mature Christians that you would love to be like, but you think it will take you forever, stop thinking that. God can turn your life around overnight.
Living for God matters. Don’t go another day without Him.