I just read about your brothers website on Yahoo–a ministry of some kind. I read it, out of curiosity and then decided to see if you also believed as Kirk does.
I was wondering–and excuse my stupidity here–but what makes you desire to live the way you are now, compared to the riches of your TV status? What does God give you, in life, that’s better than what you have with television and movies and such?
As I was watching on the Internet of your brothers website, I had to hang my head, thinking whatever he believes, and lives has to be totally unconforming to the way you both were as actors. What could be more than that for you guys?
I know this is quite the odd question, but I’m trying to figure out what draws you guys to God, especially being so successful in life, the way you were.
I just don’t know that “draw” I suppose, and can’t see the lure in it.
Thanks for your question. Not to sound like a Hallmark card, but there is so much more to life than success and wealth, fame and riches. The “draw” for me is my eternity. Life is short. All of us will eventually die. So the question becomes where do I want to spend my everlasting eternity: Heaven or Hell?
Being a Christian and living a life that’s pleasing to God doesn’t mean it’s a drag. I haven’t lost out on anything–I’ve only gained perspective on life, peace, joy, fulfillment and purpose. It is God who gives me all those things.
It’s something the world can never fulfill because it constantly begs you to get more, reach a higher level and keep acquiring more… and more… and more. It never satisfies. It keeps you focused on what you don’t have, what you should have and how you can get it. Everything to take your eyes off the fact that there is a Holy God to whom you’ll be accountable to on Judgment Day.
The peace and joy in my life? It’s not because God makes my world perfect. I still go through some of the same struggles and hardships that I have in the past. But my peace and joy is in knowing that God is with me always and I can rely on His strength to bring me through it. It also means that no matter what happens now, no matter how bad it is–it won’t compare to what’s to come in Heaven. I have that joy to look forward to.
I know that this may sound silly to you, or like a fairy tale that comforts me if life isn’t as good as I was hoping it would be, but it isn’t. I know that I know that I know, the Bible is the written Word of God. It’s worth your eternity to look at it and read what it says.