As believers, once we come to Christ our soul comes alive to God. But I’ve noticed there are so many times in my life when I lose my focus from the eternal to the temporal and my soul falls asleep. When I focus on the wrong things, I fail to see eternity right next to me. The Lord reminds us to keep our eyes on what is important. 2 Peter 3:13 says, “But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.”
We start looking for things that we think are important. Doing this for God or doing that for God, but skipping over the people closest to us. We get so distracted. God has placed you right where He’s placed you for a reason. You’re in the family you’re in for a reason, it is not by accident. Regardless of the circumstances of your birth, you’re not an accident. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13. God has had a plan for us since before we were born, he has placed us where we are for a reason, and has placed eternity all around us. Is there a person in the cubicle next to you at work who needs the hope found only in the gospel? Is there a neighbor you wave to as you drive by but have never spoken to? If you’re married and have kids, they are part of his divine plan too. God’s eternal purpose is all around us. Don’t skip over them to do something for God that you think is more important. Stay sensitive to God’s leading through his Spirit and you won’t go sleepwalking through life.