This graphic has me thinking about the unimportance of “me” today:
I’m not sure of the scientific reliability of the information here, but one thing is for sure, all of us are forgettable.
Think about it, can you name the MVP of Superbowl 14? Can you name the star of the movie, “If a Man Answers” from 1962? Can you tell me who was emperor of Japan in 1856? Or more personal perhaps: What’s the name of YOUR Great-Great-Grandfather on your Father’s side?
James 4:14 (ESV) “What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.”
I do not wish to belittle you or anyone with this post. Nor do I think James has that idea in his writing. Its about perspective. Knowing how small you are in the span of human history keeps you in your place and God in His.
100 years from now everyone reading these words will be mostly forgotten.
But God will remember this:
Hebrews 6:10 (NIV) “God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.”
God says in Isaiah 43:25 “I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.”
Its funny how we can’t forget what God does forget and then neglect the things He never forgets.
God forgets the sins we confess and remembers the help and service we do for others.
My suggestion is; Stop obsessing over your past mistakes and start living productively in the present. There are no shortages of opportunities among Gods people.
1. Volunteered in ministry at your church lately?
2. Loved someone outside of your circle of friends in the Name of Christ?
3. Talked to someone about Christ this month?
Those are the things God remembers.
Stop being so consumed with the forgettable and start making headlines in heaven!
You’ve only got so much time.