Friday, October 3, 2008

Walking Down a Dead-End Street and Looking for a Place to Turn


Do you have those days when the world closes in a little bit on you? When an event or a series of events makes you question everything? These can be good events or bad events, but for me they are usually negative.

I start to question everything, and I wonder what the heck I'm doing and where I want to go. Sometimes I process out loud, and that doesn't help anybody.

But this week's one of those times for me. It may lead to nothing, or it might change everything.

I've been battering Philippians 3 around in my head a lot ... all else is garbage compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Jesus Christ. I believe that it is true, and I want to know what it really means to live my life as if I do. I want to be bothered by the right things, torn by the right things, challenged and energized and devastated all by the right things.

I don't know if that is a challenging concept for others - I think if we were to truly grasp the enormity of that statement from Paul it would be. But, myself included, most of the time we just shrug off things and go about regular life.

Would you join me in being challenged by the idea that we must truly find a way to live as if knowing Jesus is really the only thing that matters. Everything else - even my car, my house, my jersey collection, is trash.

2 comments:

Dan said...

It sounds like you're asking the right questions if you're looking at Philippians 3.

MacKenzie Campbell said...

Zack, I'm down with joining you. How are you gonna see the Chargers and the Nuggets as garbage though? It's a really tough challege when you look at applying it to all parts of your life. Thanks Z, gives me something to ponder the next few weeks.