We make plans for vacations, our stock portfolios, what we will do next week, next month, our retirement. However, the fact is that none of us know what will happen tomorrow, or even the next minute from now.
Our life, not the day to day tasks of it, but the bodily life that is us, is like a morning fog. it is thick with substance for a few moments, then it dissipates into thin air. Instead of putting too much emphasis on our day to day tasks, we should be focused on a bigger picture. We should seek to know what the Lord wants us to do today. His purposes for our daily lives have eternal effects on us. The mundane things we concern ourselves with: bills, jobs, vacations, retirement, etc..., will still be looming when we draw our last breath.
If you are a Christian, be comforted in knowing that your future is secure. If you're not a Christian (someone who believes in and follows Jesus - that does not mean religion, it was religion that crucified Jesus), you should not be confident about tomorrow. It has to be in the back of every mind, "What will happen to me after the last breath comes?" It is human nature to wonder such things, Christian or not.
There is an afterlife, and there are only two destinations: heaven or hell. People have countless opinions on these two destinations, but God's Word is clear on both. One is good and the other is not. In heaven, we will live with God forever. Those who go to hell will be separated from God forever. In heaven there is everlasting peace and in hell there is everlasting torment. These place are real are real and it is also real that we will go to one or the other when the time comes. James 4:16 tells us that too boast about tomorrow is evil.
There are those who think they have life figured out, but only God knows what will happen to our world, our nations, and to us, and only He knows when it will take place. James 4:17 says, "To him who knows to do good and does not do it, is a sin". Christians should be especially careful of this. We know what God expects of us, and we learn more with each passing day.
The fact is, the more we know about what God says and what it means to be a believer in Christ, the more we are held accountable for our knowledge.
It is not always easy to do what is right, but God blesses us when we do the right thing. He also forgives us when we stumble. To the one's who have yet to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, I want to say, "You do not have to worry about what will come tomorrow or where you will spend eternity if you will trust in the Lord. The worries of this life will no longer consume you. You are assured that whatever comes, you will not be alone. You can call on the name of Jesus anytime. He will bring you peace.
I used to worry constantly about everything. I got that from my mother. Since I became a Christian, I rarely ever worry anymore. I got that from Jesus. I still wonder about things in my life, and if it starts to get me down, I just give it to God let Him handle it, and He does. Sometime instantly, other time, not so fast, but He is control it. God promised to care for those who love Him and believe in Jesus. Jesus will do this for anyone who calls out to Him. You will have a life - saving, life changing experience when you give your life to the Lord. All of it, give Him the good and the bad. He can handle it. You will be freed from the bondage of sin that Satan tries to wrap your life in. Jesus will bring everlasting peace to your tired mind. God will never let you down.
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