In 1999 Google offered to sell for 750,000 dollars. The company’s now worth 350 billion, putting founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin on the top-twenty list of richest people in the world. To put it in perspective, they own fourteen percent of the company. If they would’ve sold out, they’re cut would’ve been half of a 105K, around fifty-two grand each. This year alone both made approximately thirty-two billion. I wonder if they reminisce about 1999 and shiver.
You may feel like you want to give up on faith, but hold on, because your payoff will make Larry and Sergey’s look like chump change. Google sure didn’t see what they were really going to be worth in ten years, and maybe because of your present situation and struggles you don’t see what your faith is worth.
Romans eight says, “For who hopes for what he sees?” Maybe you’re not feeling like you’re seeing personal growth as a Christian. But if your faith is in Christ, you are God’s beloved child. Satan assaults our identity by trying to get us to sell out through unbelief in God’s ability to save and by placing confidence in our own ability to obey.
You’re bought with a price that not one shred of your own effort could ever merit God’s adoption (Read 1 Peter 1:18-19). Look at the future God’s grace bought: 1 John 3:2, “Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.”