Our life is one day at a time, whether you are religious or not. It doesn’t matter whether you have faith in God or not, it goes by faster than most people realize. If you are a parent or a grandparent then you know how fast days and weeks and even years can rush by. Should we take note of everything that is going on around us? Absolutely! Not so much in a “nosy neighbor” way, but don’t shut yourself inside and not notice that life is going on around you either.
True Life is in Jesus and if you don’t know Him then you should get to know Him. Seek Him out because He will come to you if you are looking for Him. God loves each of us and really has a plan for us, whether you believe in Him or His plan or not. Some of us He has a plan which includes working for Him in His Kingdom, now or in the future. Some of us, may not fit into that right now but that doesn’t mean that you don’t have a role to play in some way.
Each of us is important or God wouldn’t have placed us here on Earth with our parents to grow up in the place where we grew up. He knows the intricate details of how you grew up, what influenced you and who influenced you. Those who had a positive impact on your future were likely sent into your life by Him. If there was a negative person in your life, then they may have been sent by Satan or one of his cronies, trying to derail you from serving God’s purpose.
The problem with that is: God’s purpose is never derailed, no matter how many negative influences get in the way. His plans always work out, the time-table may change a bit but in the end the result will be what God had intended in the beginning. Life, through Jesus, always works out for His purposes regardless of the intent of the enemy. All that we need to do is cooperate with Him in life and live it the very best we can through Him and with Him.
Seeking Him out on a daily, sometimes hourly basis, is something that many people seem unwilling to do. They are so focused on their lives and their problems until they are afraid of the BIG PICTURE. They don’t want to know but they can’t resist peeking around the corner. What is there? Is it treasure for me? Can I have it? This is like a child at Christmas peeping at the tree and wondering what is in those boxes and how many of them are mine?
God can see time and circumstances which have happened and which are going to happen to you and to everyone else on our planet. He lives outside of time and can view it all whenever He wants to, which is the reason when you ask for something that would not be in your best interest He may keep it from you. Why? Because He can see the hurt and pain it will cause in your life if you had it. Sometimes, He will give you something which you are going after because you want it even when it will not be good for you, just so you can learn from the experience.
In that way, our legacy will be His legacy and His purpose and our treasure, our eternal reward will be in Heaven where moth and decay can’t destroy any of it! Amen!