We get just one life to live.
We want to make a difference.
We want our lives to count.
That’s why people spend so much time trying to predict when Jesus will return to earth, even though He plainly told us Himself in Matthew 24:42 that we do not know what day He will return.
Here’s the thing: The clock is moving no matter what.
While it’s true that we’re seeing plenty of signs that make it look like we’re living in the end times, it doesn’t matter whether Jesus returns in your lifetime or not, and whether it’s the earth’s last days or the end times or not, because you have just ONE life to live.
It’s time to make sure you’re living the way God has called you to live.
If you read the rest of Matthew 24, you’ll see that Jesus was warning the disciples not to be alarmed or deceived by what they would see happen in the world. He uses an example of a burglar breaking into a house to warn the disciples to stay expectant of His return at all times:
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” – Matthew 24:43-44
Jesus told us He would return when we don’t expect Him, so why are we so eager to recognize the signs of the times? So we can minister to more people? So we can do what’s right before we run out of time? So we can stand watch at the door right before the burglar shows up?
Jesus said we should keep constant watch and always be prepared.
So, the most important question isn’t “Are we living in the end times?”
The most important question is:
If Jesus comes back tomorrow, will you be happy with what you did today?
Because whether we are or aren’t living in THE last days, we are living in OUR last days.
You and I only have a certain amount of time to make an impact, so we should always live our lives as if Jesus were returning tomorrow.
We need to make every second count.
Yes, we need to understand the times we’re living in and know what’s going on, but in order to make our lives count, we need to keep our focus and priority on God, be sure we’re in faith and living it, and glorify God with our lives and our choices.
You can make a difference. As a child of God, there is an anointing of God’s presence on your life to do so.
You can make every second count.
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