What’s hanging on your wall?

I heard a story the other day that I wanted to share. There was a man that hunted different animals his whole life. That’s about all he did.  In his house you would sit and look around the walls and there would be a mount of something hanging above.

Towards the end of his life, his health started to deteriorate. He was diagnosed with cancer and became limited with the things he could do.  A couple of people went to visit this man to see if he had a relationship with Christ. As they were talking with him he said that nobody has really shared things like that with him before.

This big, strong, manly man broke down in tears in his living room. He was asked what was the matter? He looked up and said he devoted his whole life to hunting and other things. Now, all he has to show for it was all these animals mounted on his walls. The thing is that “I can’t take any of this with me when I die.” A couple of days before he died, as disheartened this man was, he made the greatest decision of his life that day.

There are a lot of things that come to mind when I was told this story. First, it hit home with me because it was someone I knew of for most of my life.  It was a reminder of the things in this world couldn’t be taken with you when you die. Why would you want to invest your life into something that in the end you will ultimately lose?

It’s never too late to change your perspective on life. To me, I am more passionate about seeing lives changed for the glory of God than anything in my life. God has transformed me and is still investing in me to be used for His glory. I screw up daily but have the grace of God within me. Ask yourself are you living your life in a way that you are investing in the Kingdom? We are not granted another day on this earth.  Make sure the things you are investing in today are worth dying for tomorrow.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Betty on January 2, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Matt 6:19
    Do no store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

    Matt 6:21
    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.


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