Just the other day i was thinking on being cool, and all that it entails. Basically you have to conform yourself to the standards of whatever cool means. Later on i was musing on what the LORDS sacrifice meant to me, and what i was really to give up, leave behind, and say no to for HIM? Would i be ashamed to say that i spent X amount of years serving HIM, spreading the good news? Will i be proud of JESUS, or ashamed?
If you think of what all our GOD has done for us, and really, seriously really, really think about it what it honestly means to you, do you just not care, not want to acknowledge it,or not want to think too deep about it? But your answer, and you just can't leave GOD hanging, he wants you to answer HIS love, his call to you!! But the LORD is not going to force you to believe in Him, or make the decisions that are right, and to give Him your heart. these things are for your benefit! You ultimately have to chose between good or evil, GOD won't make the decision for you, no one else can or will make it for you. You have to chose!
Lastly just thinking about how fleeting things such as; popularity, money, and fame are. What would it be worth to give your all to something and to lose your soul in the midst of gaining the 'world'? If you get to the gates of heaven and GOD asks you if you read his love letter to you AKA: -The Bible- and you say "well....no". The few things that GOD has asked us to do and we find them so hard to do it is just one book, we read so many things that mean next to nothing and yet we cannot find the time to pray or read the only book that the LORD has given us how important is our time here on this earth we need to acknowledge GOD, and give a witness to our world who desperately needs GOD, and needs their savior now more than ever, we are the ones to bring it to them!
Do not be afraid HE is with us, there is nothing, nothing that can separate us from the love of CHRIST! How encouraging are these words! The disciples were willing to give up everything for JESUS, and for what: fame, fortune, or popularity? None of these things yet they knew what hey were living for, what are you living for..? The apostles were willing to pay the ultimate price for their GOD because they knew that JESUS was the only thing worth living for what else would they want to live for, if not the man who died for them?? What do you want to sculpt your life around, what do you want to stand for, what will people say about you when you are gone? Think on JESUS' parting words as you read this passage from Matthew.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”