Because he could not comprehend eternity, a young man by the name of Jason became convinced that his accomplishments here on earth were of the utmost importance. He decided that he needed to make his presence in this world count for something. He convinced himself that somehow if he did enough humanitarian work and made enough impact, that even when he was gone, his name would be recognized, achieving some sort of immortality. As a result his life took on a self-importance that it was never designed to have.
In order to make your life count on this earth we must remember how short life is. It is true your life has a purpose, but if you are not right with God and ready for the next life, nothing is right. There was a young man in the days of the Lord on earth who, when part of the law was quoted to him, replied, “Master, all these have I observed from my youth” (Mark 10:20). However, the Lord said, “One thing thou lackest” (Mark 10:21). His life on earth and toward his fellow-man was impeccable, but he lacked the very thing he needed most: salvation and a right relationship with God and the Lord Jesus. If this is not right, nothing is right!