Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope, (I Timothy 1:1 NKJV)
This is what we are striving for…Christ! Yes. What we are striving for is Christ. The reward we expect at the end of our experience as Christians is Christ. This is our ultimate expectation and also our present measure for success. I know we expect heaven, eternal life, good life here on earth and a whole lot of other things but, these things are only attributes of Christ. These are things we will and do currently enjoy because we have Christ.
What we seek is not features. What we seek is identity. What we seek is becoming as HE is, which is what we were initially created to be like. HE is the hope we eagerly anticipate. Stop looking for money, or “striving blindly” for heaven. Stop spending your essence on orange juice; strive to own the orange tree. Don’t be satisfied you can mimic a lions roar, seek to be transformed into a lion. Make the identity – Christ, your term of reference when it comes to self development. Then and only then will you discover your true self and realise your true destiny.
O LORD COME SOON.