Time vs. Eternity

Time: We all think we have a lot of it but at the same time we understand that we don’t. The same minute, hour, day, week, and month can seem like forever but at the same time can feel like it went by extremely quick. Time is one of the most important concepts we understand in this realm.

Eternity: Is void of the confines and constraints of time. In other words, eternity is not bound under the same constrictions as time. This means that everything we understand about this temporal realm cannot be applied to what we think we know about eternity. For example, the laws of physics cannot be applied to eternity simply because eternity operates outside of this temporal realm.

But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:8-9)

Our concept of time does not compare to the eternity that God embodies. We cannot use things we know about this realm to try to explain a realm void of the very thing that we are bound to… TIME. Eternity to me is a blank canvas and God is painting the picture every day so that I can learn more about it. I never want to make the mistake of limiting God and eternity by applying temporal constraints to it.

But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him. (1 Corinthians 2:9)

The Bible says we have yet to see, hear, or think of what the true reality of the eternal blessings God has in store for those who love Him are like. I firmly believe this is because we are bound to time and have no true idea of what eternity even means! I pray that God gives us an eternity mindset to sow into the blessings He is preparing in Heaven that don’t even compare to the greatest things we can conjure up in our minds here on earth. There’s only two end destinations for all humanity and both of them are void of time, that is, they are both eternal. The clock is literally ticking; you still have TIME to choose Life!

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