Accomplishments - Divine Moments for Men



How do I accomplish things that will last?


They began saying to each other, “Let’s make bricks and harden them with fire.” . . . Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world.” But the Lord came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building. “Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.” In that way, the Lord scattered them all over the world, and they stopped building the city.

Genesis 11:3-8

Deep within the human heart lies a God-given longing for significance and lasting accomplishment. But too often we have much lower ambitions. It’s easy to look out for ourselves. It’s more difficult, more costly, more significant to look out for others. If our ambition is merely to look out for ourselves, we waste the opportunity for our accomplishments to last into eternity. Sadly, we become like ants who build their hill on a sidewalk and proudly proclaim, “Look! It will stand forever.” We must always be asking ourselves if our passion and purpose is to accomplish things that (a) glorify ourselves, which are only temporary and do not last beyond this life, or (b) glorify God by serving others, which are lasting and bring eternal rewards.


They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life. 1 Timothy 6:18-19

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Divine Moments for Men
By Ronald A. Beers and Amy E. Mason

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