Ã¢â‚¬Å“Everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my LordÃ¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â (Philippians 3:8 NLT).
Have you noticed how easily you can lose your joy over some little thing? ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s usually the small irritations that cause you to lose your happiness. Somebody cuts you off in the middle of the road when youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re trying to make a turn, and you lose your happiness. YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re having a bad hair day or the clothes you put on donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t fit anymore, and you lose your happiness. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the little things that sometimes affect us the most, yet they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really matter.
Paul says in Philippians 3:7, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has doneÃ¢â‚¬Â (NLT).
What was the most important thing to you before you began following Jesus Christ? Work? Career? Making money? Maybe it was getting a date. Maybe it was being popular. Maybe it was having security or being famous.
Paul says all those things donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t matter anymore compared to the joy of knowing Jesus.
You have to ask yourself about everything: How much will this matter in 100 years? How much of what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m worrying about right now is going to matter tomorrow? ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s probably not going to matter tomorrow, much less for eternity. You can choose to live in light of eternity: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my LordÃ¢â‚¬Â (Philippians 3:8 NLT).
Every day when you get up, remind yourself what countsÃ¢â‚¬â€and what doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t.