Monday, March 11, 2013

The Purpose Driven Life - Day 6





Day 6 - Life is a Temporary Assignment

Yesterdays chapter discussed two of the three metaphors of life being 'life is a test' and 'life is a trust'.  Today we learn that Life is a Temporary Assignment.  

What does this mean?  

Well, in short, it means simply that we are only here in this earthly life for a short time - and not for a good time.

One of my favorite realizations of this chapter is that while we are here on earth as Christ's ambassadors, our Citizenship is that of Heaven.   Pastor Rick quips that Christian's should carry spiritual green cards to remind them of this fact.  lol - I love that!

We are reminded that although we will certainly have happy moments during our time here on earth - it is not God's intention to make us too comfortable here ... He does not promise an experience without pain or discomfort, for He knows that we are here for only a short period before we return to our Heavenly home.  

In keeping this in mind we must enjoy the pleasant moments in our time here but remember that our assignment is temporary and we are here to represent Christ, and keep that in our radar at all times. 

Do not allow ourselves to become swayed by the glitz and glam of the earthly temptations. 

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." - 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)