In this life, I am given a moment by moment opportunity to live for myself or to live for God. When I choose to live for myself, there are ambitious and lofty goals I set for myself — things I live for.
Yet, if confronted with the possibility to die today, I would probably remark: “…I would like to at least finish this or complete that before I die.” Rather than having my eyes set on Jesus, my eyes are set on my own ambitions and desires. Whether its to prove to myself that I can do something, to prove to others, or to live for the pleasure of experiencing this one thing, I am in essence living for something that is not God. Consequently, I will only be satisfied if this one thing happens.
In contrast, when I choose to live for God, I have moment by moment opportunities to offer something amazing and wonderful and pleasing to God — because the work of my hands is pleasing to Him not because of the product, but because of the heart that was motivated to produce it.
Nothing is ever wasted, because we have an all-seeing and all-knowing Father who looks a the sincerity of our hearts and delights in it.
Today is a perfect day to die, because I have lived my life to the fullest by choosing to live for God. Today is a perfect day to die, because everything I’ve wanted to do has been done through the merciful and gracious love of my Father.
"For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." - Phil 1:21