Day 30 of 40 Days of Lent
Oh, to live with the end in mind instead of focused solely on doing the next thing, next day, event or activity.
In Luke 9:11 it says “When the days drew near to be taken up, He set His face to go to Jerusalem.”
Jesus knew His time was short. The devotion says at this time He was six months away from the cross. He still had a lot of stuff to do but, “His mind and heart were resolutely fixed on the cross. Jesus knew His time was limited.”
We may each have more than six months to live, and it’s very likely none of us will face dying on a cross, but we don’t really know how much time we have left. It could be six hours or six years, or more.
The end is the same though.
We each have a limited amount of time. Our days are numbered from the beginning. Are we making an eternal difference in the lives of those God brings across our paths?
Living with the end in mind is recognizing that God has a purpose for our lives that may far exceed what we have planned. It means being aware and intentional in choosing to impact the lives of those we encounter. It means knowing that this life is short and what matters most are the people we meet.
I want to live with the end in mind.