Consider asking yourself, “What is it you want people to think about when they meet you, that is what’s YOUR image?”

Do you want to be known as—a big VIP, a sexy woman, a brilliant nerd, a ripped athlete, or even—the best at your profession? If we’re honest, we admit that much of what we do and say is to project some particular image—and why? Well it’s to give us something we’re missing—admiration from others because we’re not secure in who God made us. It’s not surprising either–since nearly all of our daily influences like radio, television, social media, friends and even our family—encourage us to promote ourselves.

We are bombarded with the pressure to be more fit, more intelligent, richer, cooler, hotter, whatever….

While there is no doubt that God wants us to strive for excellence with the talents He’s given us–will reaching the pinnacle of admiration—ever be enough? Won’t we always NEED more???

Yes, of course we will, because we are trying to fit a round peg into a square hole. 

God created us for a much higher purpose than investing our best resources and time into glorifying a dying body.

The Bible says:

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

God paid dearly for us and thus, HE made us priceless!

I’m not gonna lie, when I first thought about the idea of living for God’s glory, it was very unappealing. Why? I didn’t grasp my immense value to GOD. So, instead, I would scrape and bow to the gods of beauty, wealth, wisdom and pride to make myself more valuable in the sight of others. I simply made myself a slave to gods who did nothing for me—in order to be accepted by people who can’t love me nearly as much as God does.

God values us so much that He gave His only Son–just so we could know Him. Mind-blowing! HE has given us value far more priceless than the strength, beauty or wisdom of this world! Do you know ANYONE who values you more than God?

God gave us a body so we can shine the beacon of His pure and holy light to the world.

The peak of striving for excellence isn’t excessive investment in our dying body; rather to capitalize on the Divine opportunity for our frail mortality to glorify immortal God. Our mortal, imperfect body may glorify God’s eternal perfection.

Today, when people see you–will they see eternal, holy God, or someone just like them—another body, slowly dying?

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