Paul began with the End in Mind in Philippians 3.
20 But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. 21 He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.”(NLT)
This helps me make daily decisions. Yes, we live day by day, but we should live day by day with the end in mind.
One way that I live with the end in mind is I have made a decision to have certain boundaries in my life to protect my marriage. For example, I have committed to not ride in a vehicle alone with another woman, unless it's my wife or daughters.
Another way that I live with the end in mind is trying to be healthy by exercising and cutting out sugar and breads from my diet.
It’s not what I WANT to do, it’s what I NEED to do, because I want to live a long full life and I want to have energy and vision for the future!
A friend told me about this guy he knows, who is in his 80’s and he’s healthy and works out almost every day. My friend asked him how he stay so healthy in his 80’s. He answered, "I eat healthy, exercise and I go to church every Sunday."
I want to see my kids grow up and change the world. I want to live a long full, healthy life so I can have fun with my grandkids one day and even great grandkids. I want to hear those words, Well done my good and faithful servant!
Get a vision of how you want your life to end.
I see myself 30 years from now walking on the beach with Martha, holding hands, thanking God for all He has done through our family and church.
You can leave a legacy when you give to God your life!
2 Timothy 4:7-8, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. 8 And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing.”(NLT)