Here’s a perfectly reasonable question for your consideration: why are you breathing? Why should God make a commitment to keep you alive? You have to move out of the mundane to the place of purpose. Regardless of your age right now. Understand that you are in a race against time. Let us recall the words of Jesus. Luke 13:31-32 (ESV) says, “At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course.” Let us take a cue from Jesus. You should make a list of things you want to do before you can die.
There is no meaning to life outside of a purpose. Where is the virtue or glory in living day-to-day, paying bills, and waiting to die? Can you explain in 100 words, the tell-tale signs that your destiny has been fulfilled? And are you working towards that future with every single breathe you take? Jesus beckons to us in John 9:4 (ESV) “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.” Our purpose on earth revolves around doing the works of God. You should make a list of the works of God you will do before you will contemplate your mortality and death.
George Whitefield, one of the most well-known religious figure of the eighteenth century wrote, “Fear not your weak body; we are immortal till our work is done.” You have enough time to do as much as you want to do for God. If you require three hundred years of breathing to complete your good works. Consider yourself immortal for those three hundred years. Death comes your way the day you are done. Dearly beloved, today is a great day to create or review your list. Your list of things you must accomplish for God before you die. Good works you will perform in religion, culture, economy or governance.