Living in the Light of Eternity

Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NKJV) “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”
 
Are you living your life in light of eternity? Often our lives are so distracted with the temporal that we do not live for the eternal. When you get to the end of your life, will the things you are living for really matter? Will they matter to God? Leonard Ravenhill once said, “Are the things you are living for worth Christ dying for?”. Looking back over my life I can see how I wasted time pursuing things, even good things, that had no eternal meaning and value. Are you wasting your life on temporal things at the expense of doing God’s will? Is your time being controlled by the tyranny of the temporal? Many people say they want to serve the Lord but they are just too busy. They say that they will serve the Lord when things slow down. Things never slow down unless God slows them down. I have performed many funerals and the haunting thing in the back of my mind is, “Did they do the will of God in their lifetime?” or “Will they hear Jesus say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant’ or ‘Depart from me, you worker of iniquity. You called me Lord, but you refused to obey Me.’”? God has put eternity in our hearts. Eternity beckons us to live for eternity. You and I have no time to waste. God does not give us enough time to do everything. He only gives us enough time to do His will. The Scripture says, “He who does the will of God abides forever.” (1 John 2:17) This life is but for a moment and that moment will soon be gone. Eternity is forever. The only thing that will matter when this life ends is “Did I do the will of God?” Knowing this, let us live in light of eternity!