A hundred years from now

BethanySMC - Friday, 11 May 2012 01:32

Will it matter a hundred years from now? This thought struck me a little while ago as I was trying to remember things of the past. Since then this thought visits me quite often as I consider buying things, as I make plans for the future or just think about life. It is the sobering thoughts that often help to put proper priorities on things, on plans I make and how I go about managing my life.

Any wise business will not invest in things that are not profitable, wasteful and useless; yet, many are following the crowd wasting their lives on things that will leave them empty and broke, things that do not matter at all if you look from the eternal perspective.

Do you remember when you were just a baby? When you look back, how much does it mean to you now what kind of diapers you wore or even if you had any?  Do you remember yourself growing up? How much meaning does it have for you now what kind of toys you played with? How much comfort do you get from what you had or didn’t have as the years went by? Now ask yourself a question, will these important things matter a hundred years from now?

The things you had in your life, the tasks you have accomplished, the goals you are currently trying to achieve; how much value will it have after you are gone from this earth? What will you say then, when you stand before God and are asked to give an account for your life – days, weeks and years spent in empty pursuits?

I encourage you not to run away from such thoughts, but instead use them for your eternal benefit. While there is time, you are all capable of doing things that will bring much joy and fruit in the future – long after we are all gone from this earth.

Matthew recorded the words of Jesus that stress this matter: Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. Matt 6:19-20

Jesus thought us to invest in eternity and use our resources, abilities and time wisely.

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