Yesterday morning, it became apparent early on, that I would be behind for the entirety of the day. At some point mid-morning, it dawned on me, that there was probably a time-sensitive that would be tacked on, upon completion of what was already in front of me. Sure enough, upon completion, I sent a text, essentially confirming my assumption, this is the game plan? The reply came back... yeah, "but you are too late."
Interestingly enough, I didn't find until the close of business Wednesday, that the same thing had occurred on day as well; finding out only upon my arrival. However,someone still happened to be there and so it worked out, but still... a late arrival.
Upon reading the text though, it wasn't but moments, that eternity flashed before me. What will be the opportunities and events in this life that will be revealed to us by God, where the fullness of just how late we were in circumstances and conversations will be shared.
Nobody likes being late.
Nobody likes missed opportunities
Nobody likes being left out
Yet, in regards to matters of the heart, in light of eternity, many are. Many do. Many have been.
Which places an even greater emphasis on churches and missions to redeem the time; to make the most of every opportunity. To impact the world for Christ. To tell His story. For many they are late in being prepared for eternity. While there are always factors beyond our control that prevent us from meeting certain schedules and time-sensitive demands, Christs' return is one we don't know; except that we are 1 day closer than yesterday.
So, pray with me, this #missionsFriday, for missionaries and church leaders and the body of Christ at large, to live with an increasing awareness of the time-sensitive nature of eternity. Pray we would not be late, in following the prompting and leading of the Holy Spirit to impact this world for the cause of Jesus Christ. May a lost and dying world come to understand that their souls weigh in the balance, as tomorrow is not guaranteed to any of us, let alone, the next hour of the day. Pray for those living with regret; situations of which, they are already aware that eternal matters and opportunities have been missed; that they were late in impacting the life of another for Christ. May God help us and strengthen us to be a better witness in light of eternity.
For the advancement of the Gospel
For the cause of Jesus Christ.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.