Whenever I think about my death, I realize my ultimate purpose here in this world. It's not my dreams, ideals, ambitions, and desires. It's Christ. It's easy to be distracted now, by materialism, as the world progresses it seems you are not successful if you don't have all of those enticing things, relationships, and careers. It's good yet does it really matters in the end?
It makes sense now. I miss our Pastor, when he was alive, he always warned us to live a meaningful life not what society expects us to be, to simplify and honor God in all we do, to touch lives, to wash feet, and to bring souls for Him.
Is this what I want to be doing when Christ comes back?
All of us will face judgment day, we will account for all of the things that we have done here. God won't ask of your earthly achievements here nor possessions while you're living. What will people say about your life in heaven? Will people speak of God's work and glory through you? What did you do with what He gave you while you were here?
Life here on earth is so much concerned now about our struggles, dreams, and ambitions. Thus, many of us are so focused on our own suffering and successes. Self-development over self-sacrifice. We tend to forget others, we tend to forget to share Christ and to live for Him. When we tend to focus our time on our pain and struggles, we might forget our ultimate purpose, to bring glory for Him even in our mess and to bring souls for Him.
We're all accountable in our lives.
What really matters in the end?
Death, only a few people are talking about this. Even when we don't admit it, we don't like it to happen yet, we still have life goals. We always seek happiness while we're here, live your life to the fullest they say, enjoy and be merry. Achieve all of your life goals, I want it too but is this all my life should be?
I always look up to those great women who love Christ so much that they forget their own dreams and desires and pursue Him wholeheartedly. Do I really love Him?
I always dream to see the children I teach in heaven, those short moments I spend with them, and the seed of hope in their hearts will grow. I always hope all of my loved ones will be in heaven. Those people that suffer a lot here won't suffer any more in heaven, no more tears and agony. And to see Him and to be with Him in eternity is magnificent. I couldn't imagine how beautiful it would be.
He is a loving, faithful, and holy God. All of us deserved death, no one is good enough yet because He loves us He sent Jesus to die for our sins so we can experience a life with purpose and meaning while we're here. We're nothing without Him, we're just messes without Him, we need Christ and all we need to do is to have faith in Him, to receive Christ as Saviour in our lives, to ask forgiveness for all of our sins, and pursue Him wholeheartedly. Our life is about God. It's not about us, it's about Jesus.
Daniel Webster once said, "The greatest thought that has ever entered my mind is that one day I will have to stand before a holy God and give an account of my life."
Oh Lord, let me know how fleeting I am.
For we will all stand before the judgement seat of God, for it is written, "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God."So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.Romans 14:10-12
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.2 Corinthians 7:10
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.Matthew 16:25