Trading the Now for the Most


Restated, in text form: The chief cause of unhappiness is trading what you want the most for what you want right now. This quote by Zig Ziglar hits a nerve.

What do you and I want MOST? The dread of death and the afterlife is never far from the mind of most sane and sober individuals. I believe that most who read this blog can say, “I want eternal life in the presence of Jesus Christ most of all.” What then is so fickle and finite with our willpower to make us so strikingly easily deceived, manipulated, and/or swayed by the opposing forces of our souls?

It’s the heart. Solomon and Samson shared a common thread of their life story: Their hearts were weak under pressure. Do you think they wanted most what they got? Samson didn’t want blindness! Solomon didn’t want rejection by God! But, that’s what they got, ALL BECAUSE THEY TRADED WHAT THEY WANTED MOST–GOD’S BEST– FOR WHAT THEY WANTED AT THE MOMENT OF WEAKNESS.

Let’s make a commitment today to get a death grip on what we want most and never trade it, no matter how appealing instant gratification may be!

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (Mark 8:36-37).

Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. (1Timothy 6:19).

–Pastor Haymon


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Senior Pastor Don Haymon II began his journey as a minister when he was raised in the home of the founder of Calvary Apostolic Church—his father. In 1986 he concluded a four-year internship under his father as associate pastor. It was at that time that he received his ordination certificate as a minister of the gospel. He married LaRonda Ellard, in 1992. He earned a bachelor of arts in Communication from the University of Denver the same year. In 1997, Don became senior pastor. In 2013 he graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Christian Leadership from Hope International University. Today, he is the passionate shepherd of Calvary Apostolic Church of Denver, guided by a compelling and true call of God. For those in his pastoral care, he seeks personal development and spiritual growth as a priority. His preaching and teaching has taken him around the world to at least 10 countries. Under his leadership, he has founded six churches in Burma. The challenge of communicating the Acts 2:38 gospel worldwide remains his heartbeat as well as the constant growth pattern of the local church in Denver. He and LaRonda are the parents of three grown children. They reside in Castle Rock, CO.

2 thoughts on “Trading the Now for the Most

  1. Very thought provoking and accurate! So seldom do we take the time to closely analyze what we want MOST! It’s human nature to neglect the simple fact of “inevitability.” Prophet Amos said, “They put far away the evil day (of reckoning),” but, it will arrive – more suddenly for some than others!

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