Life Is A Vapor: Make It Count

Acts 20:24—But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.

The writer of Acts was named Luke. Luke knew what his assignment was. He knew that if what he did each and every day was going to mean anything in the long run, it was all going to need to be for the purpose of finishing well.

Life is a vapor. It’s here one moment and gone the next. Compared to eternity, the time we have here on Earth is like a snap of your fingers. We have to make the most of every opportunity that God presents us with, because the clock is ticking.

The way to finish well is to get planted somewhere. A plant’s roots are important; they keep the plant connected to the soil so it can get water and nutrients. So find a local church to plant your roots, and stay there. God does call people away sometimes, but don’t go from here to there, uprooting yourself over and over and over. God moves people around a lot less than we think He does. (And it’s usually over things bigger than whether you didn’t like that one worship song last weekend!)

Let God rule and reign over your life so that you can finish well in everything He calls you to do. Live your life on purpose, planted firmly in a local church, both so that you can grow, and so that you can help it grow.

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