Saturday, December 3, 2022

Does it matter?

From The Pastor’s Pen – By Brian Horrobin

You live a busy life.

Every day you need to make choices of how you will use your time.

You make decisions that affect yourself and others.

So, let me ask you something.

On the grand scheme of things, is what you’re doing actually going to matter?

The late Chicago evangelist, D.L. Moody once made this challenging statement: “Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn’t really matter.”


Back in high school I had a Monday ritual that I shared with my twin brother.

We had a great fondness for playing table tennis, which we would do after supper, right up until the time of the Monday Night Football game on television.

We became quite skilled in the sport, as well as becoming quite the experts in diagnosing which teams would make the NFL postseason.

Meanwhile, our older brother was upstairs in his room studying.

In the end, Barry (the twin) and I enjoyed our Mondays and got average marks.

Mike, the bookworm, mortgaged his Mondays but got a great scholarship to university.

He also got several job offers at the end of university and had trouble picking which job he wanted.

Nowadays, having learned my lesson, I am more determined to work on things that I feel will ultimately make a difference.

The Bible says in 1 Timothy 4:8 that “physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”

Now I am one of those people who likes to run to stay in good physical health.

It definitely has benefitted me over the years but it is not the most important thing in my life.

My life as a follower of the Lord is what matters most.

The moral of my story is, “limit the ping pong or risk being a ding dong!”

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