I recently read an article concerning the difference between taking action on urgent matters versus important matters. Tending to an urgent matter puts us in a reactive mode. It will be marked by a defensive, negative, and hurried mindset. On the other hand, addressing planned important tasks contributes to our long-term mission, values and goals. When we focus on important issues and goals we operate in a responsive mode rather than a reactive mode, and our lives will be more productive and successful. Sometimes Christians let urgent matters take control of their lives and they neglect the important things – especially spiritual things. The single most important endeavor of our lives is faithfulness to Jesus so that we when we say our last “AMEN” we can be with Him through eternity. That means we must be disciplined to spend time with God in His Word and prayer and not allow urgent matters to detract us. If we are successful in this life but we fail in our relationship with God we lose; however, when Jesus is #1 in our life, and all other matters are permeated by priority #1, we will be successful in the sight of God. And, of course, the most important goal to reach is to be with God in heaven with a transformed body and live forever in glory in the great inheritance of our heavenly Father.
Question: are you a citizen of this world trying to get to heaven; or, are you a citizen of heaven trying to get through this world, looking forward to reaching the most important goal? Read Philippians 3:20-21 and Colossians 3:1-4. Then listen to the song by Downhere entitled: My Last Amen.
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our lowly condition into conformity with His glorious body, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.
Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on the things that are above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.