Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT)
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.
There is more to life than just here and now. I can clearly remember when this revelation changed my life forever. I was 18 years old and in my first year of university.
I grew up going to church and had given my life to Jesus at a young age. However, I hadn’t really made the connection that God’s purposes for my life were much bigger than just for me to lead a happy life. I’d say that up to then, my life was fairly “me-centred”.
One of the main things that opened my eyes was meeting other Christians at university who lived with purpose beyond themselves. They helped me to see that God has a plan for each one of us to impact the world by introducing others to His love through Jesus.
Having a sense of purpose in all that I do changes everything. Even the mundane things of life can have meaning when I know that God is at work in me and through me.
Today I choose to look at life through the lens of eternity. I invite Jesus into every part of my life, to see that he can take the seemingly small offering of my life and make it eternally significant.
Written by Shelley Witt