Those of us with mental checklists of all the things we must accomplish in life must remember that there will be many things left undone when we pass on.
Someone will have to come in and take our place at work, at church, and in our family and neighborhood. We are not irreplaceable. We are just temporally graced with a modicum of responsibility that allows us to develop in character and love as we train the next generation to take over our responsibilities.
However, if we abide in faith, we will be able to say at the end, “It is finished“, just like Jesus did.
“We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Therefore, we just need to be mindful of what Our Father wants us to do each day, not what we think needs to be done. He knows what is important to do and what is not; we must heed his wisdom, knowledge, and understanding instead of our own.
This is where true freedom and the abundant life that Christ promises us comes into play. When we keep our spiritual eyes on him and what he is doing, and we begin to work with him, wonderful things begin to happen.
Doors open up; people are loved and helped, and we can finally learn to rest and be blessed. What we must give up is our ambitions; what we gain is the life of God flowing through us. No better bargain will ever be found. No better life will ever be lived. No greater peace will ever be achieved.
~ Brad Heilhecker