Day 4 (27 Feb 2020) – Made to last forever

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

3 replies
  1. Justin says:

    Thanks Shelley for sharing your insights and your personal story on the concept of eternity! I love thinking, wondering, reading and discussing what heaven might be like. I still have the first “grown up” bible that was given to me by a friend of mine in high-school. He has written in the front cover “Grow in God mate, we will party in heaven”

    The hope I have for eternity is more than just a fingers-crossed, Wouldnt it be amazing if…” type of hope. It is an assured hope. An expectant hope. Its some thing that doesn’t just excite me emotively, but it transforms the way I live, so that I can extract my focus on the struggles and rewards of the here-and-now and live forward, knowing that what I am living now will be like a blink of an eye compared with what is to come!

    Thank you Lord for the opportunity to engage in this reflection today!

  2. Linda Quinn says:

    I don’t like it when I can’t see the whole thing – I get irritated when I’m stuck in traffic and I can’t see the problem that’s holding me up… I’m human…
    – but I love that God has planted eternity in my heart so when I can’t see the whole scope of Gods work – His eternity seed planted in me – means I know I can trust Him even then!

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