Occupy, Don’t Encumber

Yesterday I received the news that my aunt died. She was more than 90 years old. Her brother, i.e., my father, died when he was only 66 or 67 years old. That was more than 15 years ago.

No matter how long we live on this earth, one day we will have to leave it. Someday it will be my turn. And the question is: How well did you live your life while you had it? Did you live to merely encumber the ground or did you “occupy” it? “Occupy till I come,” said the Lord.

That means we should make good use of the talents he gave us while we have life in us. In other words: Be useful. Be a blessing. Serve. Redeem the time. Work while it is day because the night is coming when no one could work anymore.

Life is short. Let’s not allow the talents God has given us to go to waste. Let’s not bury them in the ground. Let’s use them for his glory.