I saw this quote on Twitter a couple weeks ago and haven't been able to stop thinking about it. This is how I want to live my life. But how do we do this when our daily lives are so busy and boggled down with activities that really don't count for eternity? Here are some steps I'm trying to take.
Time- This is a hard one for me because my chronic pain forces me to have a lot of downtime. And yes I spend too much time watching ridiculous TV shows but lately I'm trying to be more mindful of my time. Activities like Bible study and going to church allow me to grow in my walk with the Lord and encourage and bless other believers. Time wasters like Facebook and Twitter can be turned into opportunities to share the gospel, teach the Word and encourage other believers.
Talent- What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? What has the Lord given you a talent for? Is it writing, speaking, cooking, decorating, or maybe organizing? How can use you that talent to count for eternity? Pray and ask God to show you! That's the whole reason I started this blog as an opportunity to use what I enjoy (writing & sharing with others) to give glory to God.
Treasure-Finances have always been tricky for me. It's hard trying to support myself when I can't work full time, but God is faithful to provide for me and whenever I have a little extra money I am thankful to be able to give it away to bless others. I made a decision a couple years that whenever I have that small amount of money I want to use it only to give to organizations that share the gospel. That's just my own personal conviction. But in whatever you do how can you find a way to use the money the Lord has given you and make that count for eternity? And it doesn't take very much even if all you have is spare change, the Lord can multiply it and use it mightily.
I've realized that in all areas of my life I need a paradigm shift to think about every aspect of my life through the lens of eternity.
What steps do you take to make your life count for eternity?