This isn’t a scripture or saying from a respected president or philosopher, but more of fortune cookie ingenuity. Why have I kept this slip for quite a while now? Why have I kept it on my desk, where I spend the majority of my time? Do I keep it in front of me as a reminder of something bigger? Of course, that’s why I did it. But why a fortune cookie?
To put simply, I was looking and searching in the wrong places for answers. Just how I’ve mentioned in previous posts, we tend to find ourselves lost among the distractions and emptiness of material goods, including “wise” sayings of politicians, philosophers, teachers, coaches, and other respected persons. Fortunes predicted by chinese food establishments are false hopes.
As wise and philosophical they may seem, our lives shouldn’t be constructed around such things. Instead, put your faith in something more resolute, the Bible and the true proclamations of the future you will have in Him. I am now throwing away the fortune. No longer, no more, am I living a life for anything but Him. There’s life, there’s a future. There’s a thrilling time ahead for all of us. Not because some Chinese fortunes say so, but because of the lives WE may live through His sacrifice!