If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it. Matthew 10:39
We cling to many things in life… family and friends, material possessions, memories, homes and life itself. One thing that most people have in common is that drive for survival. You hear some amazing stories of the lengths people will go to preserve their lives. But Jesus says that if we cling to our lives we will lose them. If the thing that is moving us forward is self preservation or the pursuit of self, we will end up with absolutely nothing. It is when we give up our lives and choose to live for something other than ourselves that we will actually be living. If we choose to live for Jesus we will find true life in this world and the next.