Timeless truths from Philippians 3:7-8.
What is the most powerful thing in your life? What is the most valuable thing in your life ever? What is one thing for which you would exchange every single earthly possession, all accomplishments, awards, trophies? Think about it. Everything you’ve ever accomplished. The hard earned degrees…. the time, energy, and sacrifices to move up the ladder. What would you exchange for all of that?
Let’s go further: Not only exchange it, but compared to that one thing, all that you could pile up would seem like rubbish to you! Paul said that knowing Christ Jesus was of such value that everything else was just a write off. If that were the case, genuinely the case in your life, you would live with far less stress. As a matter of fact, you would live stress free. For you see, knowing Christ is a guarantee that nothing or no one can take away from you. Your health can be lost. Fortunes can be lost. Positions of power can be lost. But you cannot lose your relationship with Christ. No one can take that away!
“But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,” Philippians 3:7-8 NASB