Jesus spoke to his disciples about a blind man who was healed after they asked whether he had been blind due the sins of his parents. Jesus encouraged them that this man’s blindness was not due to his sin nor the sin of his parents. But God had allowed his blindness so that his work could be displayed in him. John 9:3
We have to constantly bear in mind that our lives are not our own and while we live, we are on borrowed time. There is far more after this life so our hope does not rest in this future. We are born to fulfil a purpose and to accomplish an assignment. The sooner we recognise what we are created to do and do it with all our might, then we have done the will of God. We work with urgency because we know that this world will not last forever.
The great commission is to reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19 Everything that we do begins and ends with this mission of spreading the gospel and establishing the kingdom. The rest are assets and whatever God has entrusted to us is to be used to establish that mission.
By all means work hard, make a fortune, build a big house and drive a nice car. But in the end only what is done for Christ will last beyond this life. 1 John 2:15 Everything else can be counted as vanity. Jesus’s reference to the day represents our time on earth and the night is when we die and enter eternal rest.
Make it count friends and seek daily to do the will of God while you are alive. If you are alive today and still breathing, then that represents purpose. We do not have time to sit around feeling sorry for ourselves or being distracted by the cares of this world. Stay connected to God, get a clear blueprint of that he wants you to do here and live everyday as if there is no tomorrow.
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.” Ecclesiastes 9:10