We were created to last forever—sounds impossible, but is very true!
“GOD has put eternity into man’s heart…”—Ecclesiastes 3:11 (The Christian Bible).
“Surely, GOD would not have created such a being as man to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality”—Abraham Lincoln.
The life we live on Earth at the moment is not the only one there is, or will ever be! This life is like a rehearsal to the real life at the other side of the veil—the next life!
We are going to spend a hell lot of time on the other side of life than we will definitely ever spend here; in fact an uncountable times over. Life on Earth would be like primary or junior high school when compared to the university-like advanced life of eternity which lies beyond the borders of physical Earth life.
Life on Earth is like practice before the actual game and life of eternity; it is a warm-up in preparation for the next life. At most, we can live only 120 years on Earth, but in eternity we will live forever.
GOD created us with a gift that will make us last forever
We were born with an inner unlimited potential to last forever even though we are fully aware that everyone will die or experience physical death.
The reason why many of us feel we will live forever is because GOD has wired our spirit/soul that way. Although our physical hearts will stop beating one day, our spirit being is destined to live forever—especially in paradise if we do what is required of us by GOD.
While you can live anywhere on Earth, in eternity you either live in the vicinity of GOD, or away from it
While life on Earth has many places to stay, or where to live, eternity only makes it possible to stay in the vicinity of GOD, or away from it.
Our respective relationships with GOD and our fellow human beings will go a long way in determining how and where we will live our lives in eternity.
People who are convinced that this life is not the only life, usually live their life differently
Looking beyond this life will definitely add color to the way we handle tasks, relationships, and many circumstances of physical life that most people only evaluate on a short-term basis.
A lot of activities and goals that many people take as high-priority, are usually looked upon as “unworthy”, “petty”, and “trivial” by those whose hearts are preoccupied with the coming of eternity.
The closer we think about GOD and the greatness of the after-life, the more many popular worldly activities will appear smaller and less significant than the way they appear to many people.
If you live with an eternity-conscious mind, your values will be different
A man or woman who concentrates on eternal life uses their time and money more wisely, and their priorities are usually at odds with that of someone who is materially-minded and only interested in what this physical life has to offer.
Throughout history there have been many eternity-conscious people who placed higher priority on character and types of relationships, rather than material wealth and fame.
To make the most of life on Earth, keep the thought of eternity continuously at the front of your mind’s eye
There is much more about life in eternity than your current life on Earth reveals. Value eternity in your heart and remember that the life you see and perceive now is a visible tip of the iceberg; eternity is the greater part that you can’t see because it lies underneath.
Nobody can fathom the greatness of the eternal life that exists in the vicinity of GOD; words won’t be enough to express the actual blissful experience. The Christian Bible says in 1st Corinthians 2:9: “But as it is written, No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has conceived what GOD has in store for those that love Him”.
It is a sad fact that the only time many people think about eternity and the after-life is at funerals. Just as we spent nine months in our mothers’ wombs preparing to come into the world, so are we spending time in this world preparing for the next—eternal life!