🌸✴ CHASING THE EPHEMERAL OR THE LASTING ❔❇

Now every athlete who [goes into training and] competes in the games is disciplined and exercises self-control in all things. They do it to win a crown that withers, but we [do it to receive] an imperishable [crown that cannot wither].

1 CORINTHIANS 9:25 (AMP)

This should be a short one. Just a nudge and a reminder to ask ourselves this question as stated above. What are you chasing after; what am I chasing after?. The ephemeral or the everlasting?. πŸ€”

Truth be told we live in a world with so many aspirations and goal setting. But what are your aspirations set on; what are your goals set upon?. His complete will or all yours?.

You keep wondering why you keep failing at that particular race, maybe it’s not His will. πŸ€” Have you sat down to ask yourself that question?. Just maybe He has something better and bigger in the plan for you. But you are just not seeing it – His way!. 😚

So what we chase after determines its lasting state. If it will be everlasting (stand the test of time and trials) or it will give way at the slightest hitch (Ephemeral).

Remember the parable of the house built on the rock which stood despite the rain and wind that came beating upon it and that on the sand which crumbled?. πŸ’­

Dear reader, your wish and will can give way to anything when it is hinged on “self”. But when it is built on “Christ” (His will and purpose) you will be UNSTOPPABLE. πŸ’ƒ

Yes, you most certainly will be, because Christ was unstoppable and He’s still is. As NO death could hold Him back and He came up (Alive); a conqueror of death that we LIVE.

So yes that is it, whatever you hinge your life and pursuit upon determines how your end will be. Do you want a solid; glowing end or a burnt down; crumbled one. πŸ‘€

Think about this. I believe you will choose rightly. πŸ€”

Do have a graceful weekend folks.
And a Happy New Month. ❀

🌸#HCCounsels# 🌸

34 Comments Add yours

  1. I find it valuable to stop and take this type of inventory from time to time. We can always course correct if needed. Thanks for sharing this reminder πŸ’ž

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    1. Smiles. Glad to know its been worth it ma’am. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ
      You are always welcome. ❀❀

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  2. You are right. Self centered dreams are like houses built on sand while God centered dreams are like houses built on solid foundation.

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    1. Yes sis. πŸ’―
      Thanks much. ❀

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      1. My pleasure β™₯️😚

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  3. Dawn says:

    Keeping our eyes set on God’s will is what gives our lives true meaning and purpose. β€œChoose Christ”. What a blessed thought to leave us. God bless you sis. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸΏπŸŒΊ

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    1. Yes big sis. πŸ’―

      Smiles. I couldn’t help when I saw the image. It just was a good one. 😊

      Amen. And you too. ❀

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      1. Dawn says:

        ❀️😊❀️

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  4. hesaidwhatks says:

    I love how you said that with God we are unstoppable. In myself I sometimes get so tired, but thinking of going in God’s strength and being unstoppable is very encouraging. Thank you! I also want to say, with a red face, that I believe I accidentally deleted your sweet comment from my blog post today. So sorry!! 😦

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    1. Smiles. πŸ™Œ
      Yeah, it can be so tiring moving on one’s strength. But with Him, He is our boost and sustenance in all the high and low.

      You are welcome. Glad to. 😊

      Smiles.. Read your other comment on it. Thank God you were able to retrieve it. But really “no hassle” if otherwise, would have recomposed probably. 😁❀

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  5. Michelle says:

    I was just reading in my Bible study this morning about this same thing! Now I’m wondering what the Lord is trying to tell me. πŸ€”

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    1. Wow. The Spirit is One. πŸ™Œ
      Smiles. πŸ™ˆπŸ˜Š

      I believe you do now ma’am. 😁

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  6. jesusluvsall says:

    I think of Psalm 34- Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart
    If we delight ourselves in the Lord, the desires of our heart changes. πŸ™‚

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    1. Love this verse you shared bro. We allow God – He gives us all because He is “All in All” πŸ’ƒ
      True. And our focus is changed!. πŸ’―
      Thanks for this big bro. ☺

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  7. Israel says:

    πŸ‘

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  8. guwampaul says:

    How thoughtful
    Seek first the kingdom of heaven and all the rest will be added unto u

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    1. Smiles. Very true -“All” will be added in return.
      Thanks Paul. ☺

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  9. brother craig says:

    Choose Christ! An excellent daily reminder! My flesh wants to do great things and be recognized because of my pride. My flesh wants to plan the roadmap of my life because of my insecurity. But I don’t follow a plan or a dream, I follow a person – Jesus Christ – and he leads me step by step and thus far he has never felt the need to give me any clue where we are going, what we are doing or what we will face along the way. Instead he says, “trust me.” Praise God, because had I known in advance the trials and hardships to be faced it would have only frightened me needlessly. Praise God also for his grace and patience with us as we learn his ways and study his word, and so often pursue “good” goals that aren’t his goals and are at last discovered to be wood, hay, and stubble. May we take the time to know his word and put it into practice, thus building on the rock. Thank you for the exhortation and reminder! God bless!

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    1. Yes big bro!. πŸ’―
      Our flesh want to do virtually all for us. πŸ˜“
      Absolutely. We follow Jesus!.

      Hmmm. Very true – “Empty seeking” πŸ˜ͺ

      Amen!. My prayer πŸ™

      You are welcome. Glad to. And all to Him. β˜ΊπŸ™Œ

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    2. Thank you too bro. Love your summations. πŸ’―

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  10. Hepsibah says:

    It’s so important to be reminded of the prize that awaits us at the end of the race!! Life slowly begins to become a routine when we stop realising that we are in a race. Thanks for sharing Herry🌺

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    1. Yes sis. Absolutely!.
      Hmmm. True, and with that “Time runs out” and we realise we chased after “Nothing” πŸ˜“
      Glad I did. You are welcome. Thanks dear ❀

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  11. DeborahMarie says:

    I loved this post! Full of some very thought-provoking questions. Jesus is the correct answer every time!

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    1. Smiles. Thanks sis. ❀
      Yes He is. He is the ANSWER! πŸ’ƒ

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      1. DeborahMarie says:

        You’re welcome 🍁

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  12. The truth of the matter is that one loose nothing if be a follower of Jesus Christ. Frankly speaking, maximum priority should be given to God and his sacred service.

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    1. Very true. We should give our utmost priority to Him!. πŸ’―
      Thanks for this bro. ☺

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  13. I will share it on my blog… More grace and power all I pray!

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    1. Smiles. Thanks a lot for sharing the post Michael. πŸ€—
      Amen!. πŸ™

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  14. why would i want to leave my lord and chase the world? i chose the everlasting. i pray God open the eyes of our understanding.

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    1. Absolutely. We should choose God and His will instead.

      Amen. Thanks a lot for the comment. πŸ€—

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