“For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then VANISHETH AWAY” (James 4:14).
Whether it was our Lord Jesus, the Apostle Paul, or others in the Bible, over and over again in the Holy Scripture, we are reminded by their lives and their teaching to live today to its fullest for Christ and the cause of Christ.
Yesterday is gone; can’t do anything about it. Tomorrow isn’t promised. But we do have today and we should give ourselves wholly to the Lord, without reserve, for His glory, and for the good of others.
The men and women throughout history who have accomplished the most of God and/or others were men and women who were visionaries and they were decisive men women who chose to live each day to it’s fullest!
Someone has said,
“Mediocrity is a region bound on the north by compromise, on the south by indecision, on the east by past thinking, and on the west by a lack of vision.”
This is true of both men and movements. In his book “Movements that Changed the World: Five Keys to Spreading the Gospel,” Steve Addison wrote:
Eventually every movement declines; it ceases to value the treasure stored in the world to come, and it begins to trust in the treasures it has found in this world.
In other words, they stopped living for that which really mattered. Been there; done that! This is a constant struggle for even the best of us. If we could only come to grips that life is short, and then we face God.
While he definitely was NOT a Christian, Steve Jobs had a little bit of influence in, and impact on this world. I am sure you would agree! In fact, whether we admit it or not, he literally changed the way we see the world, and the way we live our lives! 😃
According to Jobs, one of the “secrets” to his accomplishing much was that he tried to live every day as if it was his last. Possibly, we too, might have greater influence and impact on the world, in our community, and over the lives of those who God has brought us into contact with, if we lived everyday as if it were our last!
It would be good for each of us to look daily into the mirror of God’s Word and ask ourselves if how we are living, and what we are doing, has eternal value and is going to make a significant difference for the good of others and the glory of God!
Just reflecting as we approach a New Year!!!