Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. -Philippians 2:12-13

Most of us live with a daily fear that our lives won’t matter. We feel like we need to do something spectacular in order to leave behind a legacy. We think that we have to earn something big to make our lives worth anything. There is this modern idea that says you need to do something great with your life. You should. You should do something great with your life, but it won’t make your life worth more. In the kingdom of God, no matter what you accomplish, your life matters. No matter what you do or how many trophies you have on the wall, no matter what you can say at your retirement party or even on your deathbed, no matter what you accomplish: Your life matters. Your life matters because you are loved by God.

Thank you, Lord, for this life you’ve given me. Thank you for a life that matters. Help me do great things, and accomplish my dreams. Help me realize that living a life knowing you is enough.

What’s on the bucket list you have for your life?

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