Friday, February 21, 2020

Let Loose!

Speakers at commencement ceremonies often encourage graduates to shoot for the moon in fulfilling their career dreams. Some will even promise, “You can do whatever you want!” What these individuals often fail to mention is the amount of hard work and sacrifice needed to achieve lofty goals. Even less do they mention that many give their very best efforts, but still do not achieve what they had planned. And no one tells the graduates about the disillusionment with life which develops from unfulfilled dreams.

There are many reasons people decide to play it safe when it comes to major commitments which could bring great benefits but also very well might lead to major disappointments. The old saying, “I’d rather be safe than sorry” governs the thinking of many.

In the New Testament there is a passage which says, “Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” * That is an exciting proposition. It says we can fail and still succeed. God is the master at taking what we do and turning it into something eternally positive. And that is exactly what he does not only through individual believers, but also through his Church.

Some people believe that seriously living out a Christian life with the anticipation of heaven is a waste. A British comedian put it this way, “I think the idea that death is not the end, that your dog's just 'gone to live on the farm,' is limiting and can prevent you from making the most of all the time you have.” Just the opposite is true. Instead of risking the chance of personal failure and disillusion, giving oneself to a Christlike life enables people to free themselves of the power, selfishness and lust which drive so many personal goals in order that the living God can use their time and efforts for activities which will live on in their importance long after they have left this earth.

If you feel that your life is a bit stuck in a routine that isn’t all that thrilling when you consider it in light of what is important, join us for one of our weekend services. Maybe it’s time to let loose on life for Jesus Christ.

* 1 Corinthians 15:58

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Sunday morning worship: 10:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.