In every twenty-four hour day, the average person sleeps for at least six hours. The remaining eighteen hours are devoted to work, school, or a variety of other tasks. The details of our lives are woven in those eighteen hours. When the day's cycle is complete, we are compelled to give account for those eighteen hours. We must give account to the ether, to the earth, to the people of the earth, and to God. Giving account means aligning our purpose to our actions on that day to determine whether or not there was congruence.
The ether will have determined whether we fulfilled our obligations to ourself. The earth will have determined whether we fulfilled our obligations to each other. The earth's people will have determined whether we fulfilled our obligations to them. And God will have determined whether we fulfilled our obligations to eternity. Fulfilling our obligations by aligning with our purpose is the most important goal for each day. If we fail to fulfill our assigned obligations, the next day must be repeated. We become stuck in a rut and can never move to the next level until we arrive at a point at which all of the respective obligations for that day have been fulfilled. Only then do we move to the next level.
The sad reality for the vast majority of the world is that they exist on a treadmill, walking the same five feet every day for twenty, thirty or seventy years. The concept of purpose, or of change, growth and repentance are foreign to them because they have become stuck in perpetuity. They may have accumulated countless awards and accolades; they may have reached the highest heights of their profession; they may have raised beautiful, accomplished, well educated children; and they may have an enviable investment portfolio set aside for their retirement years. Yet, all of it may have been earned within the confines of a five foot treadmill existence.
Perhaps you are wondering why anyone would need anything more than what, on the surface, may appear to have been a happy and fulfilled life. If you do not believe in eternity or in the God of creation, then nothing more is needed other than to have a "good" life then, like the animals, cease to exist. If you believe in a living, breathing God, you know that a lifetime of experiences is as a drop in the ocean compared to what God has prepared for those who know and love him. You also know that this eternity that God has prepared is available to anyone who genuinely desires to have it. Speak to God now from whatever frame of reference is customary for you, and irrespective of your current belief system or lack thereof, and tell him of your interest in or questions about eternity. Ask him to show you the path to HIS eternity; he gladly accepts adopted children from any and every frame of reference.