Stories come. Stories go. But one Word remains.
Life comes. Life goes. But one Person remains.
Success comes. Success goes. But one victory remains.
Here’s my confession: I need Jesus.
Now I’m sure you’re thinking, “This guy is crazy! I already know that!” But I argue that we so easily get wrapped up in life that we forget the most basic thing: we need Jesus. We need that relationship more than any other.
I write this because I have not been making a point of spending time with Him. But I also write this because I acknowledge that fact. I acknowledge that Jesus has not been my number one no matter how much I say He is. I acknowledge that I have been spending more time with my girlfriend that I have with Jesus. I acknowledge that I set aside intentional time to watch movies and hang out with my friends while I set aside almost no time for Jesus. But I think I know why.
For me – and maybe you’ll relate – success has become paramount. It has become my ultimate. I far too often think, “As long as I [succeed however much], I’ll be fine.” But that’s skewed. Truly, that’s looking too much at self and drawing too much from within when I should be drawing everything from Him. Every. Little. Thing.
I know that Jesus is my source – of life, of peace, of happiness, of everything. But oh how often I miss that in reality. He must be my closest friend. He must be my greatest ally. He must be my Lord. And I know that.
So here’s what I speak over myself as I conclude: Even if I fail at everything – even if I lose everything, so long as I know Jesus personally, I have truly succeeded and I have found everything.