2 Corinthians 5:9-10 (NET) So then whether we are alive or away, we make it our ambition to please him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be paid back according to what he has done while in the body, whether good or evil.
Chinedu had a very disturbing dream. In that dream, he saw that he was disqualified as a minister of the gospel. After this dream, he thought long and deep as he examined his life to see if he was truly serving the Lord accordingly. He painfully discovered that his motivation for ministry had shifted from a desire to raise disciples of Christ to a desire to be “successful” in eyes of men. That dream reminded him of something he was not to forget as a servant of the Lord; it reminded him that he was going to give an account to the Lord for how he served as a minister of the gospel. He had forgotten this truth and lived as if the approval of men was what mattered.
One of the saddest things that will happen to any believer is appearing before the Lord Jesus and finding out that He is not pleased with the way you lived your life. May we appear before Him and hear “well done, good and faithful servant”.
Go into today remembering that there is nothing this present world has to offer that is close to the glory and power we will receive when the Lord returns. Don’t allow the ephemeral things of this world to distract you from being faithful to the one to whom you are accountable.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me always remember that I will give an account to you for my stewardship here on earth.