My prayer for you for today is that you will realise the infinite value of knowing Jesus Christ, and that you will discard everything else to become one with Him, in Jesus name.
Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with Him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God's way of making us right with himself depends on faith.
Everything else. In our daily lives we are constantly overwhelmed by books and ideas by people how to live a good life. There are writers with specific steps that you must follow on achieving greatness and then there are those considered great or successful that tells the story of their lives to teach you from their own experience how to achieve a similar greatness as they did or rather a similar success. I guess it is good to follow advice from people that went through a similar experience and learn from their mistakes, yet I always thought that making mistakes is part of learning and growing. It is in our own imperfections that we will long for a perfect example in Jesus Christ. I assume in Paul’s day there were many that saw themselves as the best in knowledge and obviously wanted their ways known to all. Paul says it so nicely: “everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” and more so he says that he discarded everything else so that he could gain Christ and become one with Him.
My dear friend, take a moment and quiet out the world and all its noise makers and seek Jesus so that you can strive to become one with Him. Above all power and above all success, fame and fortune is God. Do not seek what this world has to offer, but seek the gift of Jesus Christ with an unquenchable thirst to know Him and become one with Him so that you can become righteous through your faith in Jesus Christ, because God's way of making us right with himself depends on faith.
Have an awesome day, as you become more and more like Jesus.