“For the form of this world is passing away.” (1 Corinthians 7:31, NKJV)
Time is passing quickly. This has become a stark reality for me.
- The company I used to work for is now gone, having been purchased by another company.
- My formal work career has passed away.
- The house we lived in for years has been sold and is now gone.
- When I look in the mirror in the morning, the evidence is increasing that even my body is passing away.
When you think about it, we are only “renting” or leasing our bodies for a period of time. We are going to have to turn them in at some point. The question facing those of us who realize the importance of the brevity of life is, how should I be spending the time I have left in this world?
Jesus tells us not to labor for the food that perishes, but for that which leads to eternal life. This makes me think about how I leverage what is perishing into the imperishable? How do I leverage the mortal into immortality? How do I leverage the fading into the unfading? Is there a way for me to leverage the temporary into the eternal?
I believe the answer to these questions is a resounding “Yes!”
KingdomNomics thinkers realize that our loaf of time is being shortened by the slice each day. We constantly think about how we can leverage the temporary into the permanency of eternity that becomes reality when the “time bubble” in which we find ourselves is “popped.”
Questions to ask yourself:
Do I realize my world is passing away? How can I leverage the temporary aspects of my life so my life can echo into eternity?