We tend to think that everything that will happen must happen during the short span of life that we have here on Earth. But according to the Bible, we will live forever. And there are still things we will do yet in the future.
I think of my own son Christopher who is in Heaven right now. He went home to be with the Lord at the age of 33. Christopher was a committed believer and a loving son, brother, husband, and father. He also was a talented designer. Does God still have plans for him to use that gift? Maybe in the future. The Bible says this of the Millennium: “In those days people will live in the houses they build and eat the fruit of their own vineyards” (Isaiah 65:21).
We will have work to do. We will have tasks to accomplish. And maybe the dreams you never realized on Earth will be realized in Heaven—or on the New Earth when Christ comes to rule and reign, and believers rule and reign with Him.
God loves us, and He gave each of us abilities. He gave each of us a desire to achieve and to do something with our lives. In fact, we are told in Romans 2:7, “He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers.” We want that. We want to accomplish something. We want our lives to matter. God wired us that way. It all will be done in God’s time, either here or there.
But until that time, we want to be faithful. We want to be faithful with what God has set before us. We want to use our lives, our time, and our resources wisely.
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