“that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory."
What are you planning for? Sometimes we get caught up in the thought of, “what are we here for?” We plan and we plan and we plan. But sometimes life can just seem so mundane. What is the point of it all? We get up every day and go to work for what? If our minds are just on this life, then this thinking can easily overtake us and drag us down. But if we understand that we have the ability to be used by God for eternal purposes, then we understand that our planning can have everlasting effects.
Our ultimate goal is to live in a way that praises God. He gives each of us a specific calling that edifies the body of Christ and brings Him glory. When we plan for the future we should be planning for our eternal future. Do your decisions include considering how you can lead more people to Christ? Do you anticipate and work towards rewards from God that will stand when your degrees, promotions, and trophies are gone?