A month or so ago I caught an interview with an author – kicking myself for not remembering who. Feel free to clue me in if you recognize who this idea is from. But the author was positing that the main reason that we treasure our time and spend it carefully is because we have a limited amount of it. If we had an unlimited amount, we would not find it precious, and therefore would not be careful about how we spent it.
Immediately I started wondering: Then what about heaven? We will have an unlimited amount of time there, but the Bible describes that as a wonderful experience that we will treasure. So what’s up?
Well, in heaven, we will be perfect, and will only want to use our time wisely. But here on earth we are lazy and corrupt, which is why God limited our time. It was His wise way of motivating us to get our butts moving to make a difference for others and our own eternity.
I need to continually learn how to use my time as I would in heaven, so that I’ll be ready for heaven, and so that I can experience a bit of heaven here. Hmmm, that’s a good motivator to let go of my way, and listen more closely to God – I want to experience heaven now!