You have just left this world. You are flying through time and space and watching your life fly by. You see your childhood with building forts, pillow fights, bicycle riding, and playing video games for 10 hours. Next you see your teenage years pass by with high school football games, prom, first learning how to drive, and first date. Then you see your college years pass by with the parties, late nights, swimming in papers, and of course being so broke.
You see your adult life fly by with weddings, children, your career, and all the adventures you take and do. After you see your life movie you come to the feet of our Almighty Father. What do you think He will ask you? Maybe, “Did you enjoy your life and have fun?” Or “How much money did you make and how many brand name items did you buy?” Or even, “Did you relax enough and take enough spa days? I know you must have been exhausted!” No. more likely it will be,”Did you show the world a picture of me?”
I know that all sounds harsh, but think about it! God is the one who gave us this life, and in this life He sacrificed His only beloved son, for us, and showed us what true love means. He wants our hearts and wants us, but we can’t be with Him yet. This world is temporary. We are not supposed to be here forever, and what you do with your life here will dictate what you do in God’s home forever. Our marriages will be nonexistent in Heaven. We will not even know our who are family is, because we will be so focused on our Father. He has created an eternal home for us, full of love and happiness. It will fulfill all our hopes, dreams, desires, and even fill the holes in your soul you had no idea were there.
We were not meant to live for others. We were not meant to please others. We were not meant for this world. We are meant for God. So what are you going to do with your life? Are you going to show the world a picture of God, or are you showing the world a picture of yourself?
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”- John 8:12
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. -1 Timothy 6:1219 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live20 and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. -Deuteronomy 30:19-20
Francis and Lisa Chan have a great sermon on Christ centered relationships, and they make a great point about why we are here and what doesn’t matter.