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My Eternal Resume

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)

What’s God doing in your life?

This is my favorite question to ask when I meet up with someone. I absolutely love celebrating what God is doing. How has He been faithful to you?  Did He answer a prayer?  Did He show up in an unexpected way in your life?  Did He supply your needs in a new way?  I would love to hear all about it.

God has done a lot in my life.  I have watched Him be extremely faithful, answer some prayers, teach me to forgive again and again, help me to love in new ways, and so much more.  He is quite amazing!  In fact, this last month God has really been working on me regarding what my Eternal Resume looks like.  That’s right!  I remember back in 2011, prior to kids I was preparing for two reunions and I started to think, “What do I have to show for?  What will I have to say when I’m asked those famous questions?”  I was going down a never-ending road, but God caught me.  He showed me that my Earthly Resume isn’t worth much.  It will collect dust and fade away in time.  But all the things I do for His glory and honor will last for eternity!  All the things that can go on an Eternal Resume never fade away.

So here are a list of questions I’m asking myself almost daily, as I focus on what my Eternal Resume will look like for my Savior and King!

  • How am I reflecting the work of God daily?
  • Am I responding in love?
  • Have I offered hope to the hopeless?
  • Did I share the peace I’ve found in Jesus?
  • Was I patient today?
  • Did I show kindness to my neighbor?
  • How often did I slow down to listen?
  • Did I stop to share the healing power of God today?
  • Did my words reflect the work of the Savior in my life?
  • Was I faithful to take the steps of a righteous man?
  • Have I been merciful to those who need mercy?
  • Did compassion flow from the outpouring of God’s Spirit in me?
  • Was I gentle with my answers?
  • Have I forgiven all wrongs?
  • Did I bring joy to someone today?
  • How much of God’s Word did I hide in my heart today?
  • Did I add to the legacy I want to give to my children?
  • Did I make the most of my moments?
  • Did I use my time wisely?
  • Was I surrendered to God’s work?
  • Did I leave room for holy interruptions in my schedule?

My Eternal Resume will not look like the things we gather on this earth.  I’m seeking something that’s bigger!  I want to know that I left my mark.  That I shared Jesus in every possible way to everyone I come in contact with.  Not just with my words, but much more so with my actions.  May my actions speak of a love greater than this world can offer.  May my actions reflect the joy I have found in Jesus.  May my actions show the abundant peace I have in a God who never fails!

This is my prayer!  May this be my Eternal Resume!

Challenge:  Read Matthew 6:19-24, 1 Corinthians 13:1-8

Apply the Word:  What does your Eternal Resume look like?  How can you add to your Eternal Resume this week?

Memory Verse:  Matthew 6:19-21

“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.” (1 Corinthians 13:1)

Dear Father God, I simply pray that You will help me focus on all the things I can do to build an Eternal Resume for Your glory!  Please examine my actions and my words daily!  Help me to see any area in my life that is not glorifying to You or demonstrating Your love!

Living with Eternity in Focus,

12 replies
  1. Desiray
    Desiray says:

    This is good I was just thinking a couple of days ago to do a blog on resume of God. Same spirit same heart don’t you love it? have a bless day my dear

    • Sarah
      Sarah says:

      I do love it! I will enjoy reading your post on this! I think it’s so important to remember what really matters while we are here on earth!

      May God continue to bless the work you are doing through your devotionals!

  2. Denise
    Denise says:

    I stopped by your blog today and I’m so glad I did! This is a great post; it’s so important to make sure we are investing and storing treasures in heaven because only these treasures can last for eternity! 🙂

    • Sarah
      Sarah says:

      Hi Denise,

      Thank you for stopping by! I’m so glad to hear that God used this devotional in your life.

      Thank you for being in agreement about “where we invest and store our treasures”. I think we daily need to refocus and see what God has in store for us. It’s truly an adventure with Him and learning how to keep an Eternal Perspective!

      Have a blessed week!

  3. Deb
    Deb says:

    Great questions to ask ourselves! Thanks for this! I love the way an eternal perspective changes my current attitudes. Blessings! Deb

    • Sarah
      Sarah says:

      Hi Deb,

      I love the line, “I love the way an eternal perspective changes my current attitudes.” This is so true. Thank you for blessing me with this thought!
      In His Grip of Grace,

  4. Laser Point Ministries
    Laser Point Ministries says:

    Speaking as someone who has been working on an earthly resume, I believe you are right in that the eternal resume is much more important. Seventy-five years from now no one will know who I am. But I can leave a legacy. A legacy of godliness in my family. I need to sow seeds of faith and godliness in my children so their children will be godly. This will add to my eternal resume. And, although I already do this as much as possible, I’m sure I could do a better job. Please pray that God will help me to work on my eternal resume!

    • Sarah
      Sarah says:

      Thank you for sharing this! I will be in prayer that God keeps you focused on your eternal resume! May many come to know Christ through the simple act of surrender you have displayed. May your legacy shine God’s light brightly and may you continue to walk according to all God’s ways.

      In His Grip of Grace,

  5. Susan M
    Susan M says:

    Sarah, Love the ‘grip of grace’ closing, (a favorite ‘thought’ of mine in our daily relationship with Him), and every word of this post feels alight with a touch of His glory! Blessings!


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