If we have accepted Jesus as our Lord then we have one great certain hope; we will one day be fully united with our saviour in heaven to spend eternity with him.
It is going to be amazing, it is going to be glorious. Being with Jesus is going to be like nothing we have ever experienced here on earth. We will be transformed, we will be whole. We will have the full, unfiltered knowledge of God’s love for us, his infinite glory and the excitement and adventure we have in our privilege to worship him.
This needs to be at the forefront of our mind every day. Our motivation, our focus. As Martin Luther said,
“There are tw0 days in my calendar; This day and THAT day!”
We need to live with eternity in mind. Not dwelling on the past, not worrying about tomorrow but living today to reflect that we are looking forward only to the greatest day. THAT day. The day that Christ will return. The day we will finally meet our saviour and receive our “well done good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25v23)
All the triumphs, achievements and pains of the day pale into insignificance in the light of the prospect of meeting the lover of our souls, our saviour, our Lord face to face.
Whatever challenges you are facing, whatever worry or stress, remember that this life is fleeting. Every pleasure or heart ache lasts only for a moment but our union with God on that day will last for eternity.
The challenge in this verse is to remember the perspective of eternity. Remember not to be so consumed with the desires, pleasures or difficulties of this life that you forget to give your all to your eternal calling.
Your eternal calling is to be the light of the world, to share the love of Jesus with everyone we meet, to honour and glorify God with every aspect of our lives and conduct.
How we spend our time, what concerns us most through the day, where we spend our money, how we prioritise our time; all indicate where our treasure truly lies.
We will have responsibilities and demands on our time, energy and money here on earth but ultimately these things will not last unless we use them to build the kingdom of God. Building a profitable and abundant business takes time and effort but do not let it become all consuming.
Remember that we are building for a much bigger purpose than simply to achieve our own temporary comfort.
Take time to reconnect with the Holy Spirit so that you can be guided to speak the words of God to those around you today.
Be intentional about your financial generosity to build the church.
Create space to be there for others, to encourage and support them to grow into their purpose in God.
Build your business in such a way that it reminds you that are building for your own eternal future as well as those around you.
Having started her first business 8 years ago Sarah-Jane has built multiple successful businesses and became an international business coach with her husband Matt. Sarah-Jane now has a passion to support and equip believers in their businesses through inspirational biblical insight and practical business training.