Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Live for the Line Not the Dot...

"Foolish people live for the dot. Wise people live for the line."

This quote is from a book my son and I are reading for his high school finance class. It is called Money Possessions and Eternity by Randy Alcorn. Every day as we read, this book just convicts me more and more about how I am living my life.

So what exactly does this quote mean? Well, the dot in the picture represents our time here on earth. The line represents eternity; the time we will live in heaven. We need to keep this in perspective. Our time, the dot, is temporary and actually quite short. Our time, the line, will last forever. So why don't we live with eternity in mind?

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal. Matthew 6:19-20

Our treasures on earth will stay on earth. But the treasures we store up for ourselves in heaven will last forever. They will never run out! If we were to live everyday with eternity in mind, I wonder how differently we would live our lives? Would we make different choices? Would we treat each other differently? Would we waste as much of our time? I ask myself these questions and challenge myself to stop living for the dot, I want to live for that line!!! Join me, I have a feeling it will be a great adventure!


  1. Brenda,
    Such a good reminder and very convicting in reexamining my focus on things. & where my focus has been the last year.

  2. I just had a ring made that states, "Live for the line" as a daily reminder!


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