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With a mission to complete, you are immortal

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People are often asked “What would you do if time or money wasn’t an issue?” That’s a good question.

The pastor at the church I attended today put it in a different perspective.

“You are immortal until God’s purpose for you is complete,” he explained.

I had never thought about that, but he is correct.

God created us for a specific purpose. He gifted us with unique talents and abilities to fulfill that purpose. So, it only makes sense that he would protect our lives until we accomplished that mission.

Psalm 139:16 notes, “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

We often read stories about people who die young and people claim their lives were “cut short.”

That’s not true. God ordained that person to live X number of days for a purpose. We might not know what that purpose is and even if we did, it might not make any sense to anyone. But it does to God. Nothing surprises him.

Sure, we have free will, so we can ignore God’s purpose for our lives. It will be a difficult journey to live outside of that purpose, but we are free to make that choice.

Yet, when you live according to God’s purpose by working on the assignment you were given, then you can be confident that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion. (Philippians 1:6)

So, what’s your mission?

If you’re not clear on that, then set aside some time this week for a one-on-one meeting between you and God. Listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

If the ideas or mission you hear sounds too big to handle on your own, then that’s likely the one God has created you to accomplish. He wants the glory. He won’t give you something you can complete without his help.

In the movie Do You Believe (2015), J.D., a character played by Lee Majors, tells his worrisome wife, “Until the good Lord decides it’s time for me to go, there’s nothing going to kill me. When he decides it is time, there’s nothing that’s going to keep me. Not much point to worrying about it either way.”

The best news is that people who put their faith in Jesus Christ, admit their sins, and ask God for help in becoming better people truly are immortal because they’ll enjoy eternal life in heaven.

Knowing that you are immortal and on an assignment for God, what will you do for him today?

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Greg Gerber

A native of Wisconsin who moved to Arizona in 2009, Greg Gerber is a DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three grown daughters. He worked as a journalist for many years before pursuing a career as a faith-based writer, author, coach and speaker. Greg is the author of Pornocide: How Lust is Killing Your Faith, Stealing Your Joy and Destroying Your Life.

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