Job showed that he understood this as he spoke to his unhelpful friends in Job 7, “You see me now, but not for long.”
In the large scheme of things, the dash between the day I was born and the day I die is the length of time it takes for one breath. Wow! That helps to remind me to make sure I’m focused on the important things in my life. I must not waste time on petty things or differences.
I need to love.
I need to forgive.
I need to care about people and not spend a big portion of my precious time on ‘stuff’.
Most of all, I’ve got to listen to my Father God and do what he asks me to do. He has a purpose for me here on earth. He has things he wants me to accomplish in this season of my life.
If I get anything done in this last part of my one breath, I want to be faithful to God’s will, his plans, his purposes. When I get home, I want to hear those treasured words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
Amen, Let it be so, Abba Father.