By Rob Albright
We probably have met people who apparently have everything they could ever want or need, only to find out later they have become disillusioned and have their priorities all jumbled up. We read about a celebrity who has it all – fame, money and the hottest car in the world, but suddenly take their own life. The general public is left to ask, “Why?”
One of the possible answers is because they have lost a reason to continue living. Money and fame leave people without a purpose to go on because all that is in this world is temporary. Yes, we are blessed to have many things in this world to use to the glory of God. But they soon are gone. So, what is important here?
For the Christian who sees life with purpose under the Lord’s control, life is good. “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
When we put our trust in God, we find peace (Phil.4:7) and the reason for life. “Fear God; keep His commands” (Ecc. 12:13b).
So, who is in charge of our life?
- Rob Albright serves as one of the ministers at the Northwest Church of Christ in Greensboro, NC. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.nwchurchofchrist.com/