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A Verse that Changed My Perspective

A Verse that Changed My Perspective

November 18, 2022

A Verse that Changed My Perspective

It’s easy for the cares of everyday life to become our focus and let God drift into the background of our thoughts. When we journey down that road, we begin to think that life is really all about us, that each step we take over the years is planned, plotted, and tread by our own design. Indeed it could be. 

Think of this verse: John 12:25 “Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”

There are so many things the world offers for us to focus on: our family, our career, our various hobbies and interests, and more. God tells us that whoever is in love with the life they live, will lose it. 

How so? Their mind is not on the things of God. In fact, it’s on everything but God or maybe the person has room for God at a particular moment or day of the week, depending on what is going on in their life. 

However, those who keep their minds on God, on His Word, and are spiritually growing are actually expressing that they hate their life in this world. The world looks at them and wonders why they are wasting their life. 

True followers of Christ by the world’s standard are losing everything, but the Bible tells us they will have eternal life. 

“Love” and “hate” may cause confusion to some who read that verse and others like it. Is God saying we must hate our life or our family? No, not at all. Rather, He is saying that we should put 100% of our time, energy, and effort into His will. We must remember that He is the King and that we are His subjects. The dedication, love, and time we place on the Lord will appear as if we hate everything else. 

We have been bought with a price. Now, we must focus our attention and energy on His purposes. That one verse for those who wonder what Jesus is talking about can change your perspective on life and point you in the direction of a spiritual purpose. A purpose that this world won’t agree with, but that will prove the validity of your salvation, where one day you will hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

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