Do Your Best and Keep An Eye On Eternity
God put us on earth for a reason. Each one of us with a special task or anointing, calling, mission or purpose, however you want to tag it.
As two snowflakes are not alike so is our relationship with God. If you have been blessed with many children like I have you understand that although your parenting may not differ from one to the other if for no other reason than making an effort not to show favoritism.
There is a special place in your heart for each one. You may not be able to manifest this openly but as we love all our children with all our heart so God loves each of us with all His heart and has a special place in His heart for you and me and every other person who sees Him as their father.
In growing up spiritually from a babe in christ, to a young adolescent, a young man or women and then a mature adult we strive to do our best to please our God. We make a life for ourselves on earth only wanting to please Him.
He gave us life, he presented us with a mission or purpose and even if we don’t fully understand our place in the pecking order of our Christian world we want our Father to be proud of us and to be able to look down and say, well done good and faithful servant (child) enter into the kingdom of God.
So we strive as children of God to please our father so he can accept us “again” in His kingdom or house. It is easy to lose sight of the overall picture. We tend to make our stay on earth the most important factor in our relationship with God.
So why is it that we continue to struggle and never seem to be content or completely fulfilled?
Paul stated …”If in this life only we have hope in Christ we are of all men most miserable.” (I Corinthians 15:19) In other words if we put all our eggs in one basket in our life here on earth and view our calling or mission in this life as the most important thing in our lives and service to God we can be assured that we will end up feeling “miserable”.
In all our good works, our faithfulness and desire to make our life on earth a legacy to be remembered we must keep an eye on eternity.
So how do we do that? How do we keep a good balance of doing the best we can and pleasing our God with the gifts and talents he has given us and keep our ultimate goal of always moving toward our eternal home?
In Heb 11 we are told about Abraham who God blessed richly while on earth.
God gave him a massive promise that his seed would inherit the earth, a promise that was clear Abraham would never see in his lifetime or the life time of his immediate heirs, Isaac and Jacob.
In fact “these all died in faith not having received the promises but having seen them afar off, were persuaded of them and embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth”. They knew the promises were real and yet they understood that their reward was not in this life, they lived on earth as continual gypsies, strangers and pilgrims just passing through to a better place.
That is how we keep a proper balance, by not let the cares of this world and our mission and calling in this life consume us so much by trying to please our God on earth. Keep an eye on eternity while doing your best on earth and your life will take on a balance that will ensure more peace and happiness.
This world is not our home. This we must accept and live our life accordingly.
Posted on October 27, 2013, in Faith and tagged belief, bible, christianity, eternity, faith, God, god's will, heaven, insight, Jesus, life, strangers and pilgrims. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.