When it comes to politics, it’s easy to get so caught up in the immediate that we lose perspective of ultimate reality. Nebuchadnezzar’s dream (Daniel 2:25-45) was a sober reminder. Even though he was the most powerful ruler on earth, his time would come to pass, and he would be replaced by others. But ultimately, the only kingdom that would last forever was the divine rule established by God himself.
This is a good reality check for us also. We sometimes get so caught up in the immediacy of our careers or businesses that we lose perspective. We forget that all human achievements pass away and that only what we do for Christ will last. If my career building is not contributing to God’s eternal kingdom purposes, then the bible calls it ‘vanity, a chasing after the wind’ (Ecclesiastes 2:11). No one with their last breath wishes they’d made more money or earned more degrees. While these things are important, they are only God-given tools, to help us achieve our God-designed eternal purpose. We forget this at our peril!
Lord, help me remember that all the perks and privileges of my position are simply tools to help me achieve Your eternal purpose. Help me today to stay in tune with you so that every conversation I’m in, email I send or meeting I attend brings glory to You and helps advance Your kingdom purpose. AMEN