Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
There are two ways to take this verse. You can say “I am a vapor and I will be gone soon so what does it matter what I do?” Or you can take it as the challenge it is and realize that your life on this earth is short in the overall span of time and try to make the biggest impact on this world possible while you are here.
Jesus, in his ministry of just over 3 years made a lasting impact on our society. Now I know you will say that you are not Jesus, but why can’t you leave a lasting impression? I hope that I have lived my life in such a way that anyone who comes to know me has remembered our encounter. I admit that I am not “normal” in my words or actions. I am a unique person as all of us are, who has been shaped by those around me.
We are all influenced by those who surround us and we influence them. Our friends and relatives are influenced by our actions and words and their contributions to our lives help make us who we are. Others who are passing acquaintances can also influence us. Not everyone we know or encounter will make a large impact in this short life. So what will?
God’s Word is something more powerful and moving that can influence a destiny. And if you are trying to make the most of this life then it makes sense that you will use the most powerful tool and resource you can. His Word can change your opinions and attitudes in an instant. It can bring insight and understanding without condemnation. As for me God’s Word has shaped my view of the world. I try to take everything that happens in this life and filter it through the Word of God to understand it.
The older I get the better my understanding becomes of how short this vapor of life that God has given us is. I want to make the most of this time. Will you join me in using God’s Word to impact the world? Enjoy your week and remember that life is just a vapor, so live it to the fullest. I will be back next week with more.