You Cannot Die Until Your Work Is Done
Henry Martyn said, “If God has work for me to do, I cannot die.” That is true of everyone whom God has made alive. You cannot die until your work is done. You are immortal until every good work that the Father has created on your trail is accomplished.
If you are alive, then God has something yet for you to do.
If you’re stuck in a tough marriage, God still has something for you to do. If you’ve reached a plateau in your career, God has something good for you that you can’t see right now. If you’ve been passed over for a promotion, remember that “For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge; he putteth down one, and setteth up another (Psalm 75: 6, KJV).”
Have you experienced some great failure? Your failure is not final. God’s plan is bigger than your failure. God takes men who fail and uses them. Let me ask you something. Who else is God going to use? All He has to work with are men who have failed. Your failure is not bigger than His plan. If you are seeking Him, you’re not on the shelf, and your best days are not behind you. The best days are ahead of you.
Are you getting this? Is it really registering with you? If God’s good works for you were over, you would be physically dead. But you’re not dead and your future isn’t dead. God has a trail for you to complete. And it’s a good trail. No, that’s not quite right. It’s the best trail.
That ought to give you hope, right now. That ought to give you meaning and significance. That ought to tell you that your life is not a waste. God has planned your future. And that means you are a fortunate man.
Steve Farrar is the author of many books, including the best-sellers Point Man, Finishing Strong, and Battle Ready: Be Strong and of Good Courage in These Troubled Times.