Luke 9.62 demands, no procrastination. No backward looks. You can’t put God’s kingdom off till tomorrow. Seize the day.
Time is the one commodity we must spend all of today. There is no saving time though we speak of such regularly. We always seem to be trying to save time. But it ticks away every second regardless of what we do. So what should we do?
We should use our time well. Who defines well? If we define well, then we will use time to accomplish our own ends, whether that be to increase our wealth, increase our pleasure or something else. If God defines well, then we will use time to keep moving people toward Him, people including ourselves.
We do not know the day or the hour of His return or our leaving. No doubt the football coach who took a bullet for students a week ago didn’t wake up in the morning thinking today was going to be his last day. He did his job but in the moment of need, because of his character, he did the greatest deed anyone can do for another.
Therefore our focus is to be primarily upon God and His kingdom coming and His will being done on earth as it is in heaven. The kingdom coming and His will being done is the work of men, the responsibility of His Church, through obedience to His command to make disciples by going into the world baptizing new believers and teaching these new followers to obey everything Jesus has commanded us.
The context for this work is through our various doings within our relationships, whether at work, play or home. While we work, while we are with our family and while we have fun with our neighbor, we are to focus first and most upon everyone glorifying God so that He is honored by all, all the time. We don’t know if we have tomorrow to do the will of God today. God said, blessed is he who is found doing His will when He unexpectedly returns.
God decides our end, and the end; we decide to be faithful until the end.