|Recently, my friend and his family came over to Dubai for a vacation. My first meeting with them was at a water park where they were hanging out with other friends and families. When I got there my friend offered me some refreshments but I mildly declined. I didn’t think it was wise to make him spend money on me. As a “big boy” I felt I should pay for my refreshment. Moreso, my friend has offered to take me on fully sponsored dinner cum boat cruise latter in the day.
The next day, we met again for a dinner at my friend’s luxury holiday apartment at the Hilton. Whilst we were having dinner, my friend decided to extend the departure date for his wife and children by a day but the authorities refused. Disappointed, he began to lament how he had paid a total of $15,000.00 to cover the holiday for his wife, three young children and nanny, not knowing he could have got the package for as low as $4,000.00, feeding and accommodation inclusive.
Much as I felt bad that a lot of money had gone down the drain, it dawned on me that I should not have starved myself at the water park since all expenses had been paid. I sold myself short.
Just as I sold myself short based on my ignorance, as Christians, we sometimes do likewise. Many times we forget that the death of Jesus Christ on the cross ( John 19:30) paid all the expenses so that we can live an all-round successful life (Rom.8:32-33).
“Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received! We were also given absolutely terrific promises to pass on to you—your tickets to participation in the life of God after you turned your back on a world corrupted by lust.” (2 Pet.1:3-4 The Message).
The verses above highlight these five salient points;
I want to encourage you to be steadfast and not sell yourself short. You have all things in Christ. May you to enjoy the bounties made available to you by the death of the Lord Jesus Christ, even as you grow in the knowledge of who he has made us to be (2Peter 1:3).