They say that you only live once. Yet people gather possessions as if they are going to live forever. As if they will somehow gain immortality by working harder and harder. They say tomorrow is never promised, but in reality, it is. It’s just in a different location. Therefore, whatever we do, should be for that location. The treasure you gather here will be stolen, lost and rot, but if your heart is based on eternal things, it will last forever.
Death is inevitable, for it is appointed unto men to die once, and after this judgment. And one day you will stand face to face in front of God and He will ask you;
“What did you do with the life I gave you?”
What will we say? That we spent years studying to get a degree? That we obtained a good career? That we got that job and earned a lot? That we married that special person? Had kids? Got that promotion? Got that car? That house? Visited that wonderful place on holiday?
And God will then ask you;
“Where are all those things now?”
Because this world will be gone forever, a new one is coming. So everything you do here will not even be a memory! And then, in that moment of eternity, all that you ever strived for will amount to nothing. Everything you held dear in this world will be meaningless.
Strange enough, all that we do for ourselves will be turned to dust, but whatever we do for God and for others out of love will last forever. Every word of encouragement will be recorded and every deed of charity will resonate in eternity but whatever you accomplished for selfish gain will perish.
In these last days, there are many lovers of themselves, who indulge in gratification and think that God is blessing them when in fact, the devil is just fattening the calf for the slaughter!
So look to Christ and align your affections to His. Keep Him at the centre of your focus, the centre of your life. He is life so you should eradicate all fear of losing yours. Would you rather use your life to change eternity or lose your life absolutely nothing?