12 Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials—gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw. 13 But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value. 14 If the work survives, that builder will receive a reward. 15 But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer great loss. The builder will be saved, but like someone barely escaping through a wall of flames. -I Cor. 3:12-15
What are we here for? What will the legacy we leave here on earth be? Does what we do actually matter? What will God think of our lives? What that we did will actually matter in eternity? I’ve been thinking about what gets rewarded in Heaven, because after all, everything we did with our lives is going to be thrown in the fire, and all that will remain after is what we did for God.
So what do we actually get rewarded for? Well…
- We won’t be rewarded for how much money we earned or saved.
- We won’t be rewarded for how popular we were, how many followers we had on Twitter, or how many Facebook friends we have.
- We won’t be rewarded for how good we were at a certain sport or hobby.
- We won’t be rewarded for what our title was.
- We won’t be rewarded for how good we were and what we did not do that was bad.
We will be rewarded for one thing: Did we make a difference for Christ?
Did we lead people to Him? Did we do what He called us to do? Did we put Him first in our lives? Did we put Him first in our family? In our relationships? In our finances?
Matthew 6:33 says to seek FIRST the Kingdom of God. If we’re doing that in every area of our lives, we’ll make a difference for Him in every area of our lives. The end result: Our lives will count for something. Something so much bigger than anything we could pursue and spend our lives on otherwise.
What are you spending your life on? Is it all just going to burn up? Or will it make a difference for eternity.