Keeping in line with my current blog posts based on the top line of my devotional New Morning Mercies by Paul David Trip here we go again! “If eternity is the plan, then it makes no sense to shrink your living down to the needs and wants of this little moment”.
We live in a world where it’s not a perfect life because I am not and neither are you.
Eternity is the plan. Maybe it wasn’t our idea or even our plan, but it is THE plan. If we humans could grasp that concept from the very beginning, as soon as we were able to formulate thoughts outside of our wants and needs of every little moment, then life would be much less messy.
If eternity is the plan, would it not make sense for us as individuals to conduct the affairs of our families and our marriages, our going-about-every-day life with the very thought of what would lead us to do better, be better for the sake of eternity?
Maybe I’m making this too complicated. Here’s the thought that occurred to me; what if we based every decision we made, as one part of a couple, or one member of a family, or a team mate of any kind…what if the underlying thought for every decision we will ever make in life is this; is this action for the good of my family, my marriage, my team? Does this action fall under the wants and needs of this little moment, or does it fit with eternity as the plan? Would that not simplify life in general?
I get that is isn’t that easy. Life can’t be that simple. If it were, there would be no dysfunction. No war. No divorce. If we could live our lives in such a manner then we wouldn’t need a Savior. It is because we live in a fallen world that we make poor choices based on our own selfish desires of every little moment.
But what if we could? What if I strived everyday to “Be Holy, as I am Holy” (I Peter 1:15)? What if I did take into account how every decision I make will affect the lives of those I love, because it kinda does.
If we could let go of “the wants of the little moments” and look at the bigger picture, our lives would be more calm and serene.
It’s just a thought I had.