Today, we are turbocharged with so many distractions. The world is choking on the endless array of options that promise joy, happiness, and bliss. We are tempted relentlessly to chase after these cheap thrills for the sake of a moment’s escape from the tediousness of life, and we desperately struggle and claw hungrily after these tempting yet empty promises. Chasing after the wind.
Jim Elliott, the missionary who said: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.” believes that life is short and fleeting and is too precious to be lived out in an aimless pursuit of things that can simply be lost. The accumulation of possessions that no one can take to the grave is foolish, which is why Jimmy committed his short and fleeting life to the eternal purposes of God. Jimmy became a martyr by giving his life — that he can lose at any time — to preach the gospel to a cannibal tribe to gain the glory in the eternal Kingdom of God.
2 Corinthians 4:17–18
“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”.
C.T. Studd said: “Only one life, it will soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last. ”
Understanding this, we can become wise stewards of our limited time here on earth and commit what is temporary to gain what is eternal.
Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with Him, we will also live with Him;
Father, I thank You for this life you have given me. Help me, Lord, to live a life of eternal purpose. Teach me to steward my time wisely and to make sure that my pursuits glorify You and advance Your Kingdom. Amen.