For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain.
My parents divorced when I was around five years old, and my heart interpreted those events in my life in such a way, that I had clarified a purpose for myself. For me to live was to not be rejected. I tried hard not to be rejected. I tried to be a good kid, to not be rejected. When I wasn’t a good kid, I would try and deceive, so people wouldn’t think poorly of me and reject me. For me to live is “not be rejected.”
God tells me that he will never leave me nor forsake me. That is astonishing news!
I can increasingly say with Paul, “For me to live is Christ.” I want to live for Jesus, because Jesus lived and died for me.
We all can say, “For to me to live is...” and we can complete that sentence with all kinds of good causes. For me to live is...family, financial success, career, comfort, pleasure.
How would you complete the statement “For me to live is...”? However you complete that statement is your purpose in life. However you complete that statement is what you worship with your life. Will we live for Jesus or will we live for something that doesn’t last?
Let’s live for Jesus, because he first loved us!