But you, Timothy, are a man of God, so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a Godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have confessed so well before many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:11-12)
This passage is referring to the love of money and things that turn our focus away from God. There is no one that is exempt from falling into putting an earthly possession before the One that created us all. That’s why God wants us to steer away from things that will eventually hinder our relationship with Him.
“Aim at righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.” Aiming for things that pleases God is what makes the difference. Constantly, people ask me, “Yo, Eric, why do you need to do Christian music? You’re a talented individual. Why can’t you use that talent that God gave you and go make some money to support your family or better yet, travel and do what you love to do?”
My answer is simple enough to explain to someone that understands the Christ-like mentality. Someone that doesn’t understand the things of God will not understand this. See, I believe God gave me this gift of music. I gave it back to Him for His use and what He decides to do with it is beyond my control. If it is His will that 1Way sales a million plus CD’s, that’s great. Our main focus is to see a great amount of souls receive Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
Reaching for the goal of being like Jesus Christ is what being a Christian is all about. And to succeed at that desire requires righteousness, godliness, kindness, faith, love, gentleness and everything else that describes holiness in the scriptures. If it weren’t possible, Jesus Christ wouldn’t have set the example for us. There is nothing that Satan can do to us once we surrender the desire to place ourselves into the unchanging hand of God. Pray and ask God with a sincere heart to be your mirror. You will definitely see what is it that you need to change in your life.