Life on earth is fleeting and temporary. Over the last few years, I’ve found myself often exclaiming how time is flying and how it waits for no man. Surprisingly enough, today it seems to have sped up even more and I’m actually okay with it. This has evoked a deep desire in me to nourish those things that escape and outlast the grip of time. In essence, those things that are timeless, valuable, and eternally transferable is what I diligently pursue.
Timeless. For me, loving God deeply is timeless. It goes beyond my lifetime and even transcends generations. The Bible speaks of how King David loved God, and as a result, his children often benefited from his love relationship with God ... even after David’s death. God would shower favor and mercy upon his children, simply because He honored David’s tenacious love for Him.
Valuable. Living with integrity is momentous, for it shapes the secret place of who you are. Its value is untouchable and cannot be removed nor stolen. It is an attribute that smiles back at you when you look into the mirror at night. It builds a reputation that your children would be proud of, for generations to come.
Eternally Transferable. Moments pass and are often fleeting; however, when we deeply love the people entrusted to us ... family, friends, and even strangers, that seed of love is then planted deeply within their souls. Those seeds, inevitably germinate, and in most instances, are passed along—they’re transferable. And guess what? You and I, are then a part of planting good in the earth. These seeds are untouched by the swift pace of time.
My Friend, many people invest a great deal of their time in things, circumstances and relationships that do not matter. I encourage you to cherish and invest in those things that will yield a timeless and an eternal reward. A reward that can’t be taken away. Invest in that which will last and stand the test of time!
Steve Jobs, on his death bed humbly acknowledged that in hindsight, all the recognition and wealth he’d accumulated over his life was of little worth. He concluded that treasuring family and friends went far beyond death and love was the attribute, that had no limits.
Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Matthew 6:19-21 NLT