I’m often the last person to reach personal goals; but, no matter how often I’m last in life, my soul is never lost, thanks be to Christ. The goals I’m referring to are ones that are dependent on a myriad of circumstances lining up like a stellar constellation (pun intended). Just as we don’t have control over a single star, we don’t have control over the whims or will of others.
All we can do is our best. And trust.
We may feel like we’re always the last person to receive what we strive for. It may seem like we’re always last—always left—in the stardust of others.
But when we have faith in the God of creation, we may be last, but we’re never lost.
He promised to repay us for anything we’ve lacked or lost due to our obedient service to Him. Service to Him takes us a trillion miles deeper into space than anything we would have journeyed on our own.
And that’s just it.
Our lives are meant to live out of His perfect will in us; not to focus on gimme-gimme-hoping-to-get-stuff. God does plan to give us good things; however, first we must give everything to He who does not withhold anything worthwhile from His children.
Last-but-not-lost living is a wise way to launch into the universe because when this earth is burned up and made new: The first will be last and the last will be first.
Now, how’s that for a happy ending for those who are last but not lost in this life? I say it’s a fabulous finish line for the faithful in Christ.
I wrote this post in response to a Five-Minute-Friday prompt. (I’m probably the near-to-last writer who joined last week’s prompt—how appropriate. 😊) You’re welcome to join in too.
I’ve also written about a similar subject on my latest HeartWingsBlog post here: How to Dress for Success
And now, a poem:
Believers are to live their lives
For Jesus first and last
Because He is the Light and Way
When we seek and ask
Believers are to trust and obey
The Lord Jesus Christ
Because He is our Hope and Strength
To live a godly life.
So the last will be first, and the first will be last.
Matthew 20:16 NIV
I’m nosy-to-know if you’ve been last lately? What helped you have peace?
Last but Not Lost blessings ~ Wendy Mac