Life is short. The full impact of those words does not hit us until something happens that makes us wake up – hitting us in the face like a cup of cold water. We go about our merry way more concerned about our plans and what we want than about eternity.
I am so guilty of that. I am often caught up in my world and in my plans. I am not doing everything in light of eternity. And I do not pause enough to think about the gravity of eternity.
At times like these, I wish that I could write something powerful and convicting. I wish that I could convey the sense of urgency to you that I feel right now, the seriousness of how our life is just a breath. But the words are not coming easily this morning. So I will refer you to Scripture which says everything better than I could ever say anyway.
Am I more concerned with my plans or with the reality that I am the Lord’s servant during my time on earth? James 4:13-15
Am I spending my time pursuing Christ or the world? James 1:10
Do I realize that at the end of my short life I will be judged before the Lord? Job 14:1-3
Do we live with the urgency that each day could be our last? Psalm 90:12
Do I have a sense of urgency to share the Gospel with others? Is it of first importance? 1 Corinthians 15:3
May we always strive to have an eternal mindset!