Completing the Task
“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”
None of us is promised tomorrow. We do not know when we will take our last breath on Earth and our first breath in eternity. Life is so fragile, and time is very short. Compared to our life in eternity, our short time here on Earth is as the blink of an eye.
So, what is our life really worth? Perhaps God measures it by whether we impacted souls for eternity in Heaven. Jesus said the value of one soul is worth more than everything in the world (see Matthew 16:26). Jesus also said all of Heaven rejoices over just one soul who repents (Luke 15:7). Will I positively influence at least one soul for eternity in Heaven? Will you?
God has impressed upon me the lateness of the hour. I believe Jesus could return any day now. The Holy Spirit tells me to focus on today. Whatever He has told me to do today, I should do it the with a sense of excellence and urgency. Tomorrow, He will give me new marching orders.
Perhaps that is the main reason today’s passage resonates so deeply inside me. Nothing else really matters if I can’t help make eternity matter to one more person. My purpose and my passion – my whole reason for being here right now – is to testify to what the Blood of Jesus has done in my life. That is my task.
I want to finish strong. How about you?
Tell the Father you want to serve Him today with a sense of excellence and urgency.
Dive Deeper: Study Acts 20; Matthew 16:26; Luke 15:7.