I would like to call this the Elon Musk incident, or the "Everyone will disappoint you this side of Heaven" incident. I was working away on June 8th when I had a few spare moments, and as usual I began networking with a few people on LinkedIn when I ran across the profile for Elon Musk. I casually clicked on the "Invite" button, not thinking too much about it. I have invited lots of CEOs to connect in the past. Many have accepted, but many have not. I went back to work on something else and casually glanced at my screen a half hour later, when what did I find? Elon Musk had accepted my invitation and had connected with me...! I was a first degree connection with the richest man in the country. I had been touched by greatness...! Could I possibly talk to him about Jesus in the future? Excited, I jumped for joy. What Blessings did the LORD have in store for me this time, I wondered? A chance to bring the richest man in the country to faith in Christ? Well, I rejoiced prematurely. By 10PM when I checked next, the connection was gone...! Disconnected...! Nowhere to be found....! In it's place someone I had never heard of, and never invited, had replaced Elon Musk. You see, I was reminded of a tough lesson today...THERE IS NO JOY THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN. It is all disappointment or fleeting joy at the most. The only person who can give you true joy is God, and this will not happen this side of Heaven. It will take dying and being with the LORD to experience true joy. Everything else is fleeting, just like that fleeting connection with Elon Musk. "You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever." Psalm 16:11
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