I was on my way home after dropping my son off at school this morning when a song came on the radio, and the subject was about time. I started getting into the beat, bobbing my head while I sat at a red light, and the words made me think about how people always think we have more time to do the things we say are important to us. Our "Oh, I'll get to that tomorrow" mentality ends up hurting us in the long run. I started wondering how many people treat the state of their eternal soul as something that can be put off day after day because they believe they have all the time in the world to get to it someday. But, what if someday never comes?
Our souls are such a precious gift from God, but unfortunately, some treat it like just another piece of property like a house, car, or newest cool app. But, our souls should never be compared to a thing that will eventually rust, decay, and fade away. It's the one thing we take with us when we pass away.
The soul is everlasting. It survives no matter what century we live in or whether we treat it like the treasure it is or we don't. It goes with us to heaven (or hell), and the state of it should never be put off until tomorrow. Tomorrow isn't guaranteed, and neither is the rest of today for that matter.
Do you know where you'll be spending eternity? If not, why not? All it takes is a few minutes of your time to make the most important choice you'll ever make. I chose my eternity when I chose to have Jesus Christ back me. I accepted Him into my life because I had questions about where my soul would be going once it left this plane, and I wanted to make lasting good changes in my life. I also started thinking about the importance of the consequences of my decisions to do right or wrong in the here and now.
Time is one thing we don't have plenty of. It's not something we like to think about, but not thinking about it isn't going to change the fact that it still flows by, we still grow older, and inevitably we all will meet our Maker one day. I want Him to know I took the life He gave me seriously. I want God to know I listened to and heeded His Son's message about how to be sure to spend eternity with Him. Now I'm secure in the knowledge that my soul is safe in the Master of time's hands.