Sometimes life just clips along, and we merrily go through it, paying no mind to anything. We're the happy center of our own universe, and nothing matters except what's immediately in front of us.
And then there are days where you come face to face with the reaper, and you realize you're just a single breath away from eternity.
This past week, a guy at work died of cancer. He only knew about it 2 months before he succumbed to it. I've known other people who were diagnosed with and died of cancer within 2 weeks. Two Weeks.
So what's the point of it all, if we're just dust? If we're such insignificant specks in the flotsam of the universe, why do we even bother?
"For what does a man get in all his labor and in his striving with which he labors under the sun? Because all his days his task is painful and grievous; even at night his mind does not rest. This too is vanity. There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good. This also I have seen that it is from the hand of God. For who can eat and who can have enjoyment without Him?" - Ecclesiastes 2:22-25 NAS
As followers of Christ, we know that our most righteous deeds are but filthy rags. And yet, God tells us to strive to act out our faith. Why? Because it is in the doing that God works in us, and through us. Then we realize that it's not what we do that matters, but how we do it.
Our lot in life is to live, work, honor God, and move on. The only part of that we can change is the working and honoring God part.
So live your life as if it matters, so that God can work in you, and through you.