How Long Will You Live?

When I was a kid, I rarely ever thought about this question. This weekend, I went to three funerals. So it got me to ponder it.

Have you ever thought about it? Are you ready for retirement? What kind of health will you be in? Where will you live? Which kid will be stuck with you?

I saw an article yesterday that listed the 10 best countries to live in with minimal finances. I will need that list later if not sooner.

But I think we are missing the key point. We have an outlook that is way too short. We think we are headed to 65, 70, or even a hundred.

Before I get to my point, let me approach it from a different angle. From the perspective of a parent – when you think about how long your kid will live, are you preparing them for the fullness of their existence.

How long will your kid live? The answer – forever. Yes, eternally. And you will too.

Our short time on earth is just that – a short time. And we should use it to prepare for eternity. As I raised my son, I think I missed that point too often. I focused on happiness, skills for jobs, health, education – and yes, those should not be ignored. But it is the eternal that should take the priority in it all.

So, what are some ways we can do this …

  • Prioritize your relationship with the Lord over all eternity
  • If He is over eternity, and since He has revealed to us His way (the Bible), spend some time in the Word
  • When you look at things – remember they are temporary. When you look at people – remember they are eternal. So treat them as such.
  • Don’t fret over the temporary

Don’t let obstacles along the road to eternity shake your confidence in God’s promise. The Holy Spirit is God’s seal that you will arrive. – David Jeremiah

When you live in light of eternity – your values change … Rick Warren

Have a great day – but remember, it is just one day in an unending line of days!


My first five of 2020 to do every day.

Day 5 … be a blessing to someone

Day 4 … let others see Jesus in you

Day 3 … sing more, it’s healthy

Day 2 … power of staying positive

Day 1 … live with eternity in mind (this entry)

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