Whose Water Are You Carrying?
I think it’s safe to say that our buckets may be different but our purpose is exactly the same. We are each created in the image of God and our purpose is to tell of his goodness and his love for each of us. Like it or not we are either on God’s team or we are not. There is no middle ground. No straddling the fence. If we are not for God we are against him. Mankind is the only species where success is defined by what WE do; the toys WE have or the things WE give priority. In the wild the survival of the fittest, strongest and most cunning is nature’s way of thinning out the herd and predatory beasts are top of the food chain.
It is basic human nature to outsmart the other guy. You only live once. Everyone knows the one who has the most toys wins. Bigger, better, faster, smarter are never enough. We want freedom to do what we want to do without anyone or anything getting in our way. It’s perfectly fine to step over (if not on) anyone to get the prize, the means justify the end.
At the end of our days here on earth we are often remembered by family and friends as a kind person, loving to our family, a good friend. In their minds we are in heaven looking down as their guardian angel. Like cream rises to the top, rocks sink in water and one bad apple spoils the whole box we are each appointed once to die and then the judgement. What we do matters!
So before you go nuclear and put on your political suit of armor just remember that no matter your station in life, where you live or what you have accumulated you are responsible and accountable for your actions, words and deeds. There will come a time when you will stand before the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords and have to answer an all-important question, “What did you do for the Kingdom of God?” Are you spreading gossip, lies or the truth? Do you lift up or tear down? Are you making a difference in the lives of those around you?
Whose water do YOU carry? – I am the Real Truckmaster!
(photo credit: slopeofhope.com)