I really felt the need to share this blog post from Adam Young of Owl City. It is weird to put a link to a blog post in a blog post, so I will just paste what he wrote here, and I will put the actual web link at the bottom after some of my own thoughts.
I want so badly to discover who and what God intends me to be because I want every second to count. I want to be thrilled out of my mind because of who Jesus is, what He’s done and how alive and real and astonishing He is that I can’t even keep from talking about it, my love for Him just keeps coming up in conversation. I want to be so alive and ebullient that I’m unshakable to the point that no allure of the world can pull me into apathy or impassivity. In reality I get to dream and write songs and make music and travel the world and meet people and change lives and I love every second of it but I want the tremendous joy I find in doing these things to pale in comparison to the joy and splendor and satisfaction I can experience in God. I want Him to wake me up and keep me awake because more than anything, I want my personality and my character to be His means of expression. I just want to love and follow Jesus, I don’t want anything else out of life.
“For you died and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.”
It may be easier for me to say this since I am not very well off financially; but living my life for Christ is by far the most important thing to me. Sure I would love to have a newer and more reliable car, a nice large piece of land with a sturdy house on it to live in, and enough money that I could travel to anyplace in the world; but when my head clears I realize that God has already given me so much, and is offering me a whole lot more if I just follow him.
Needless to say, I still wouldn’t mind having all of those earthly things I mentioned. And I will work hard so that I may have a comfortable life on earth, and so that I can provide for my family some day. But I have prayed many times for God to prevent me from ever being really successful financially, unless I can continue to remember and focus upon what is really important in life.
To whomever may be reading this, I would love to hear your thoughts on this!
Here is the web link to the Owl City blog: