Why does it take a tragic event—like being diagnosed with terminal cancer—to make us contemplate whether we are living a meaningful life? If I contemplate yesterday, and tally up all the things I spent my time doing, is there anything that was jammed into my schedule will really matter a year from now? It’s tragic to think that we could live our entire life for nothing.

The great blessing is, that our life CAN matter—not just a year from now—but for eternity.

The degree of permanent, positive effect we can make with our LIFE directly depends on the attitude of our HEART.

Jesus said, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21)

If pleasure, wealth, success, acceptance, friends, family, etc., are the treasures that consume our heart, how can we expect our life to have any eternal significance? These physical pursuits will make an eternal difference only if they are part of our eternal purpose to glorify—eternal God.

When God becomes the greatest treasure of our heart, then all other pursuits are transformed into something beautiful and eternal.

Our profession, parenthood, education, marriage, success, beauty, athleticism, friendships, etc., can be avenues for God’s glory. Thus, the pursuits which would otherwise be subject to destruction by “moth and rust,” are transformed into a “treasure in heaven.”

God planted the desire for all these temporal things inside of us, but the greatest need of our heart—whether we know it or not—is to desire Him.

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