One of the most remarkable characteristics about the life of Christ is that He didn’t strive to be remarkable by man’s standards. His life was not spent striving to attain that which passes away. His Father had given Him a Divine Purpose and He lived His Father’s Will. “For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.”(John 6:38) Christ chose to live in service and physical hardship, even though He had the power to instantly become King of everything. What would WE do with that kind of power? The answer to that question is probably manifested in the way we use the power and freedom we have now. What are we doing with our life??? Is our life consumed with striving to be remarkable by the standards of men? Or—are we consumed by the will of our Remarkable Father? There is no position that this world can give us which compares to the position we have been given in Christ. There is no amount of money we can attain which compares to the riches God bestows upon us when we become His child and walk in His will. There is no love the world offers which compares to God’s incomprehensibly deep love which penetrates every aspect of our life in ways we don’t even understand. We, who have accepted the glorious gift of salvation also have been given a Divine Purpose by our Father. Whatever we have planned for today which is outside of God’s will, will prevent us from living the remarkable life He has planned for us. This includes not only the things we do which are wrong, but the things we do NOT do—i.e., the sins of commission and the sins of omission. For our lives to be remarkable by God’s standard, our goals must have the ultimate purpose of glorifying Him because one is as remarkable as God! How do our daily choices stack up against the life of Christ? Are OUR goals to attain security, status, love, wealth, etc., enslaving us and driving our daily decisions—or, have we found complete freedom living in the perfect will of our remarkable Father? Are our possessions and positions possessing us or do we have freedom to live the remarkable life God has planned for us?