BIBLE READING; PSALM 90:12; 2CORINTHIANS 5:10; COLOSSIANS 3:2; EPHESIANS 5:14-17
“And He spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods…. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” Luke 12:16-18, 20-21(KJV)
History has shown that those who see the future are the ones that own it. It is wisdom to mind in the beginning the things that will matter at the end. Our lives were given to us so as to enable us make choices that will shape our Eternity. A lot of people live in this world as if everything ends here. The Scriptures make it abundantly clear that when we die and leave this world, we begin life in Eternity. And the quality of that life is determined by how we lived here.
People who recklessly disregard their Relationship with God and who lack a sense of mission and purpose are people who lack an Eternal Perspective. They can’t see beyond this world. So all their investments and struggles are based on what they can get in this world. The Scripture says, “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable” (1 Cor. 15:19).
Having Eternity in perspective will require asking yourself the following questions: Why am I here? What assignment did God send me here to do? Where am I going to when I leave this world: Heaven or hell? Am I living everyday in fulfillment of my Eternal Destiny? Will I hear “well done thou good and faithful servant…” when I meet my Lord in Heaven? We must live everyday with Eternity in Perspective! Make Eternal Investments everyday of your life. Nothing else matters if we miss this!
Lord Jesus, we return our focus and attention to You and the things that pertain to the Kingdom of God. Grant us clarity of vision and understanding of our High Calling in Christ that we may live everyday fulfilling the Eternal Purpose of our lives, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.