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100 Years From Now…

With all of the demands on our time, we are forced to ask the question: what will be important 100 years from now? What will matter for eternity? #Biblestudy #Judges #WomensBibleStudy #GoodMorningGirls

Demands on our time are continually coming at us from every side.  Important dates, urgent needs and lengthy to-do lists lead us to believe that everything we do – matters.  But does it all really matter?

Rather than reading another self-help book to figure it out – perhaps we can sum it all up by answering this question:  What are we doing today that will matter in 100 years?

Join me on this video as we discuss 100 years from now…

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This week the Good Morning Girls studied Judges 11-15.  As we looked at the life of Samson in the book of Judges, we saw a very flawed man.

Samson was a Nazarite, separated to God, from the womb until the day of his death.  But Samson was constantly drawn away from the Lord into sin.  Samson’s godly parents must had agonized over his choice of women.  But God used Samson’s poor choices, for His glory in the end.

As Samson wrestled with his own sin – he continually chose his own ways over God’s ways.  When he was tempted, he chose darkness over light and in next week’s reading (Judges 16), we see that Samson’s sin led to total darkness, with his eyes being gouged out. But it was when he was left in total darkness, that Samson began to see the light!  He cried out to God one last time and God allowed his hair to grow and his supernatural strength returned.

28 Then Samson called to the Lord and said, “O Lord God, please remember me and please strengthen me only this once, O God, that I may be avenged on the Philistines for my two eyes.”

29 And Samson grasped the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and he leaned his weight against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other.

30 And Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines.” Then he bowed with all his strength, and the house fell upon the lords and upon all the people who were in it. So the dead whom he killed at his death were more than those whom he had killed during his life.
~Judges 16:28-30

Samson ended well.

Thousands of years later – this is how Samson is remembered.

He is remembered as a hero!

Friends, I don’t know how many times you have fallen down, or have made the wrong choice to walk in darkness but your story is not done.  If you will cry out to God to be delivered from whatever sin you are struggling with today – God will deliver you!

So much of what we do with our time will simply not matter in 100 years.  So ask yourself – what really matters? What are you doing today that will outlive your life?  

Is there a secret sin that is keeping you captive and in darkness?

Jesus is the answer – He is the light of the world. He came to set you free (Luke 4:18,19).  Surrender yourself completely to Him today.

Your complete surrender is the only thing that will matter…100 Years from now…

Let’s be women who live well and end well.

Walk with the King,

13 Comments

  1. Hmm….a hundred years from now! Really puts things into perspective. Thanks so much Courtney for this encouraging post and timely reminder.

    God bless you always!
    Love Lisa

  2. Thanks again for taking the time to encourage women to live well! Your ministry for women is more of a blessing then you might know!!

    Have a wonderful Friday, Courtney!

    Ps-how are you and your kids holding up so far, with this year’s school change ? ????

    1. Hi Em,

      The kids are really enjoying their new school. They love their teachers and new friends. So the transition has been smooth. I miss them 🙁 but this is what was best for us this year.

      Thanks for asking!
      Courtney 🙂

  3. All of us seem to keep ourselves busy! Regularly I ask myself the question, “Are the things I’m doing advancing God’s Kimgdom or just benefitting me?” Thank you for these encouraging words. Living a life “above the Sun” is all that really matters in the end. Another good question you’ve put before us today! I appreciate your ministry to us!

  4. I can’t tell you how much I look forward to ur videos. They are powerful and have deep conviction and good teaching from God’s word. This thought about what will matter in 100 yrs reminds me of the scripture in James where it is says we are like a mist of spray that is here one minute and vanishes. Time is short. And our temporary, and our enemy tries to distract us in this world by making us think material things, media, ect r important and that we have all the time in world. This is where we must pray extra hard for each other as believers not to believe the enemy!

  5. Good Evening Courtney,
    I’m so glad that I joined the goodmorninggirls bible study. I jumped in on week 3 and this weekend I’m going back the 2 weeks I miss to catch up. I noticed on your blog you mentioned Facebook for discussion. I do not have a Facebook account. I’ve just been reading, studying the assigned passages then posting my view aad what verse speaks to me and posting on instagram. I sent a direct message but I know you are super busy, I just want to make sure this is a acceptable.
    Many blessings to you.

    Sincerely

    Gwendolyn aka Instagram use: Inspires.me_

  6. Mothers, please consider the instruction given by the Lord to the mother of Samson before his birth….and realize that God cares about prenatal influences.☺

  7. what will matter 100 years from now? Great question Courtney. Only my praying and my living witness. Nothing else will matter.

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