What will you gain?

Eye makeup of a woman.

Have you ever stood in front of the mirror – and you look into your eyes and you see the hollowness. You see the emptiness. You see deep into your heart — into the deepest of all your insecurities and fears. The razor is frozen in your hand. The eyeliner pen hovers above your brow. You cannot ever let anyone else see what you see.

“Is this all?”

You’ve been working hard at your job to get ahead. Long hours. Dedication. Loyalty. And maybe you get a placque that gets dusty and one day you’ll hold and wonder what it was for in the first place.

You might get ahead, but fall behind. You might gain some recognition, but is it worth it to lose something much deeper?

What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?Matt 16:26
Who are you … really.

What have you given up — and what have you gained? Comment here.

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3 Responses to What will you gain?

  1. wadey says:

    Those questions have come to my mind and sometimes faith leads the way, when I get out of the way and let things happen. One thing about recovery, most of my responses are programmed on those steps now, and that helps, but there is always room for improvement, and I am working at it. That is the answer, and it does not lie in awards and dollar bills or fame.Wade

  2. R. Holloway says:

    Where is my treasure? Thanks for the reminder…

  3. I like what you said a couple of blog posts ago – Materialism is a false lover. Many have been seduced to "gain the world" but lose their souls in the process.By God's grace, I hope that I live to gain Christ.

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