After one season in the NFL 49ers running back Glen Coffee took an early retirement, very early. The 23-year-old felt football was not in line with God's will for his life and carried out what he felt God had been leading him to do for a long time.
What a noble and mature decision. That raises the question, are we doing what God wants us to do with our life or are we doing our own thing? Even though the money was good Coffee said he wasn't happy. Have we chosen money over happiness? Do we go without money and happiness? Once we follow God's will we are guaranteed to be happy because we will be lining up with our purpose.
The great leader Moses made a similar decision. He thought it was better to suffer for the sake of Christ than to own the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to his great reward (Heb 11:26 NLT).
The eternal reward is what we all should aim for it is of lasting value. In the meantime, God also offers an exceptional benefits package on earth. Take a moment to meditate and ask God am I doing what you want me to do? If you are, the blessings will follow. If not, ask him to help you make the switch. If you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land (Isaiah 1:19 KJV).