There are three times in life when we have empty hands—at birth, at the time we come to Jesus, and at death. It has been said, ‘I’ve never seen a U-Haul on the back of a hearse.’ At the end of life, the only things that will matter will be our relationships with God and people.
Money is a great responsibility. Are you leading it to bless others or is it leading you to further your own interests? After initially coming to Jesus empty handed, have you now taken your life back into your own hands? It is easy to lose perspective of what really matters in this life. We are tempted to invest in things like 401k, or hobbies, more than in our relationship with God, our spouse, our children, and friends.
We must set our minds and our affections on our citizenship in heaven and the world to come if we are to properly prioritize our time and energy here and now.
Heavenly Father, help us to number our days and recognize how fleeting this life really is. Give us wisdom in how to best steward that which you have put in our hands to further your interests, and the well-being of others, to the glory of your name. Amen.