That little verse motivates the heck out of me (literally). I tend to forget that life here on this planet is temporary and that eternity is … well, eternal.
Here’s some additional motivation, courtesy of C.S. Lewis:
Remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would strongly be tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.
Look at the world from God’s eternal perspective today.
Every person is precious. Don’t overlook a single one.
Every second counts. Don’t waste a single one.
Life is short.
Eternity is long.
Don’t end up in the wrong place.
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