Friday, January 18, 2008

Purpose Driven Life - Day 6 - Life is a Temporary Assignment

I love the eternal perspective that there's been in this first week of the 40 days of purpose. I also love the comments that are being posted on the blog - the challenge now is for a bloke to contribute. Go on men, get out of that cave!

I'm feeling quite a bit better today with the new antibiotics and all the prayer, although Lee is going to be stepping into the breach again and bringing week 2 of the message on Sunday morning - what a star he is! Please give him a huge round of applause as he gets up to preach.

Don't let the weekend derail your study routine if you've managed to get into one this week. If you haven't then it's not too late to catch up ready for next week.

Hope you have a great weekend,

Simon.

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Life on earth is a temporary assignment!

“Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered, and that my life is fleeing away.” Psalm 39:4 (NLT)

To make the best use of your life, you must never forget two truths:
- First, compared with eternity, life is extremely brief.
- Second, earth is only a temporary residence. You won’t be here long, so don’t get too attached.

In order to keep us from becoming too attached to earth, God allows us to feel a significant amount of discontent and dissatisfaction in life—longings that will never be fulfilled on this side of eternity. We’re not completely happy here because we’re not supposed to be! Earth is not our final home; we were created for something much better.

In God’s eyes, the greatest heroes of faith are not those who achieve prosperity, success, and power in this life, but those who treat this life as a temporary assignment and serve faithfully, expecting their promised reward in eternity.

When life gets tough, when you’re overwhelmed with doubt, or when you wonder if living for Christ is worth the effort, remember that you are not home yet. At death you won’t leave home—you’ll go home.

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