"If eternity doesn't come, and God does not exist, then, as Paul says, 'If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men' (1 Cor. 5:19). If there is no God, then Paul and all the martyrs throughout history lived short lives full of needless suffering (2 Cor. 6:4-10).
"But since God is real, Paul and the martyrs should be envied more than all people; their suffering was worth it. If we allow ourselves to live recklessly for Him, then we, too, will see His glory. We will see Him do the impossible.
"Christians today like to play it safe. We want to put ourselves in situations where we are safe 'even if there is no God'. But if we truly desire to please God, we cannot live that way. We have to do things that cost us during our life on earth but will be more than worth it in eternity."
-Francis Chan, Crazy Love