11.30.2008

living...

...the way i was built to live.

this last week i have had 3 people tell me that "i do so much" with people and the church. my response is the same one that it has always been, "no i don't." and then the person scoffs and makes some remark to shoot me down, not in a bad way.

here is the analogy i use to explain this.

if you were to walk up to a car and (lets pretend this car could talk and have thought) pat it on the hood and thank it for doing a good job being a sports car it would laugh. why would it laugh? because the sports car would wonder why you are stroking its ego for doing what it was created to do. just the same with the mini-van, the truck, the family car, etc...... these vehicles are carrying out the purpose for which they were built.

this is how i see my life. i'm living every step of it, every breath, every heart beat, and every word for my God and not for myself. we live to serve others with our lives. this is the example that was set for us with Christ and this is the life that Christians must live.

this concept of service is something the world (non-Christians) cannot understand. how can you love selflessly if you haven't experienced selfless love? i can already see the debates that i have sparked, we'll see what happens.

live the life that God has given you for God and only God. think of this, last thought i promise. if a sports car tried to be a truck, or visa versa, this would not work. the same applies when we try and live our lives away from God, or away from our creator.

i part with that, God Bless and good night.

3 comments:

Lee said...

Hi Ryan,

this concept of service is something the world (non-Christians) cannot understand.


You could be right.

how can you love selflessly if you haven't experienced selfless love?

I would just start with "how can you love selflessly" - that's a big question.

i can already see the debates that i have sparked, we'll see what happens.

Indeed - where do you want to take it?

See ya

Lee

ryan said...

Lee,

good to hear from you. well, i have already thrown out topic.... now it's your turn.

zsirrom said...

Ryan,
I know what you mean, sometimes I don't understand why people are always like "thank you so much" I don't even know how to reply to that. I'm just doing what I know how and was made to do.

Keep up the great posts, very challenging stuff indeed.
-Zach