“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.“
Professional football players who never reached the Super Bowl, will tell you that they’d give just about anything to have played in the biggest game of all. And those that do get there, end up reflecting on a life of effort and sacrifice culminating in what they have always dreamed of achieving. It’s called “leaving it all on the field”. Few in the business world will tell you that they dreamed of a business moment their entire lives. Or that they feel joyous and fulfilled when they get the job they have striven for for so long. I’m not sure we can expect that many in business or doing “work” can actually get to that moment where they have left all they have on the field to get to the biggest points in their career. But, the more that did, well the better our companies would be.
Jesus tells us that the Kingdom of Heaven is about giving all that we have because it is so worth it! Imagine anything that we’d sell all we have to that we could attain one new thing? Is anything of this world that great? No, because all of this world fades, depreciates and dies. But, not God’s Kingdom. As we think of what we are giving and sacrificing to draw closer to Him, let’s be honest with ourselves on what we aren’t yet “leaving on the field”.
Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on the Superbowl win!
Reference: Matthew 13:44 (New Living Translation)