Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
My wife, Bonnie, in sharing this scripture with me the other morning, explained that at the time of her surrender to the Lord she actually had come to hate her life. I realized that could also be said of me. I had come to the end of trying to make a life on my own terms. In my distress, I surrendered to the Lord. These moments of surrender happened for both of us in August of 1980. Jesus took over and renewed our lives.
Our two lives came together later that year, and we married five months later. But meeting someone and getting married was just part of the new life in Jesus. The life we hated was gone, and in its place Jesus built a life of purpose. I view of my former life as useless. I was just dissipating life. In this new life, Jesus has made both Bonnie and me useful, and we get to keep this new life for eternity.
If you’ve come to the place of hating your life, there’s a great remedy. Surrender your life to Jesus. He’ll give you a life of purpose that will be eternal.