Eternity….it’s completely unimaginable. There is nothing to describe eternity but the synonym infinity. Our simple minds can’t truly comprehend this time frame. Eternity is what we will have with Christ when we depart from this world. Forever and ever we will exist in perfect harmony, worshiping our Creator and feeling love beyond our Earthly understanding.
The reason we were born onto this Earth is to worship Christ and bring others the knowledge of who He is in the hopes that they will turn to accept Him in their life. In a nutshell, that’s literally our sole purpose. Our focus should be fellowship, showing/sharing love, and exemplifying who God is by the way we live our life.
But is anyone’s life really only about that??
I haven’t met one person in real life who maintains only those goals….
It saddens me to think about all the time I spend that literally has NOTHING to do with God. Now I know the argument can be made “The way we work at work can represent Christ” and while I do totally believe that, it’s kinda hard to believe when I spend the majority of my days typing and staring into the computer screen. I also think about my husband and how much time we spend apart and how much he works. Becoming a family of our own, as followers of Christ, are we doing all we can? It’s a question I ask often, especially since having experiences in Haiti.
Haitians have a crushing amount of need, but yet they live in a manner that fosters fellowship all throughout their days. They work together as a family and as neighbors to survive. In our society, most family members leave the house in the morning to live their separate lives, only to return home for a quick dinner, running around to practices or other responsibilities, and making it back home to crash into bed. It’s a cycle that perpetuates all week, and then we have two days to enjoy the “life we’ve built”. It’s a bunch of endless tasks that I dare insinuates we have no real fulfillment from. Before we know it…we are old, our children are grown, and we are left with fragments of the life we hustled for with the confusion of what’s to come next? Where did all the time I had go?
The time we have on Earth is but a speck of sand in comparison to the eternity we will spend with God. During this time we are to experience love, grow in our wisdom of the Lord, and share life with others as a believer…spreading the light of Christ within us and helping others gain a relationship with Him so that they may too have peace that passes all understanding.
I hope that Adam and I can prioritize our lives and those of our children to reflect the true nature of what we are doing here walking this Earth. I don’t want to spend my days, nights, and weekends running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I want to foster real relationships with people in my life, especially my children. My highest responsibility to God is to raise children who know Him too.
I don’t want to waste the finite time I have here on meaningless time hogs. And I hope to keep my family grounded. I don’t want to be totally consumed with the normal trappings of raising kids in our community, like playing every single sport every single season or over-committing to church activities or over-looking the importance of quality time as a family unit. I don’t want Adam and I to be split raising our children because one needs to go here with this child, and the other has to go there with the others. I hope Adam and I don’t loose who we are and that we can help each other reach and understand our passions in life…that we may experience what God truly wants us to do.
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The mere fact that it’s been ten years since I graduated high school makes me so aware of the speed of time! And I know from growing up in a home of three kids, it will only get faster! My little sister just finished her first year of college and I can’t bare to think of where life will take her in a mere three years when she is done.
I want to savor this life. I want to spend it with those that I love, making wonderful memories, and following God’s will for my time here.
We are here, but for a speck of time! Enjoy it!