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Nothing to Lose

A few weeks ago when Steve Jobs announced he was leaving Apple, I wrote about how sad and shocked I was at the news.  I was even more shocked when I walked out of the church building last night and check my phone to see the tweets about his passing.

There is no doubt he was an inspirational man while on this earth. He created a lot of great technology, but he did leave some words that I could think have a bigger impact on people.  For instance this:

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” –Steve Jobs

I think that is really profound, because even Christians who believe in eternal life continually attempt to hold on to something in this life.  And he is right –  it’s a trap.

7For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.1 Timothy 6:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Learning to live in a way that you believe you have nothing to lose is no small task, but I think it’s one that all of us should strive.

14 Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are justa vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.  James 4:14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

 

 

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