Perhaps you say this to remind yourself that some things aren’t worth worrying about – and you are probably correct! According to the Bible, though, there is more to life than just the present. If our lives are too short for us to look ahead, then we’re missing out on something amazing.
The Bible tells us that this life is only a preparation for something a lot better to come. It doesn’t mean our lives now aren’t important – in fact, how we choose to spend our lives now is a key factor in what happens to us next.
The fact is that the world today is not going to continue as it is. God has a much better plan for this earth than man could ever dream up. It includes the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to reign as King over the whole earth. He will raise people from death and there will be a huge clean-up operation to fix the problems caused by man’s greed.
When Jesus ascended to heaven after his death and resurrection, angels told his disciples:
..why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.
Acts 1 v11
Without that vision, life definitely is too short. Give yourself the opportunity to find out more about God’s plan for this world by reading His book, the Bible. Life doesn’t have to be too short.