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When All is Said and Done

When all is said and done
And our life draws to a close,
It will not matter how far we’ve come
If nothing that’s Christ-like shows.

It’s what we’ve become that matters…
It’s who we are in Christ
It’s how near we’ve come to His image
And what Jesus would think of our lives.

God gives us troubles along the way
That just us, body and soul;
But character comes through trials we face;
Sacrifice makes us feel whole.

It’s not what we’ve had in life that counts,
But what we’ve given away;
What matters is not what we’ve learned in our lives,
But the One who advised us each day.

Our rewards will come at the end of our time
If we’re faithful and look to the Son;
He’ll make sure that our efforts have not been in vain,
When all is said and done.
-Gherry Gottwals

I have been thinking about this poem a lot recently. The natural question it raises is: Does Christ show in your life?

The New Year is starting soon. Many people will set goals for what the want to accomplish, to become more healthy, more in shape, or more wealthy. As you consider what you want to do in the next year, make sure you do not neglect the spiritual. Perhaps, the biggest goal for the new year should be to become more like Christ. Perhaps you should ask yourself, how can I become more like Christ.

Make becoming like Christ your number one goal for 2018. If you focus on that, you will be amazed at where you are at the end of the year.

What would you suggest doing to become more like Jesus in 2018?