Finite Hands in an Infinite Calling
I think I am obsessed with the idea of what's coming up next. I definitely view life as a succession of goals. I think of it as either semesters, or years, or stages of life like going to school or getting married. Now this probably is not radically different from you. I think we all, in at least one way or another, view life as steps. This partly by design. God created time, an item He has always existed without, just for us to live and breath in. No matter how much we want to twist time, we are engrained with it.
This is definitely part of God's plan. He has created us as finite beings. He has created us with a beginning and an end. We have bodies that start out all squishy and eventually gain substantial mass, and end by breaking down. Our bones break and eyes get weary and hair falls out.
Even more so, our emotions are very fickle. I don't like the same things I liked in elementary school, except for Space Jam, which is the best movie ever made. Relationships grow and a lot of them end in some way. Even marriages, good and Godly marriages, will eventually come to an end with at least one spouse's last breath.
But here I sit, and I read about a God that is on the other side of the spectrum. I read about a God who has an infinite number of attributes and all of those have one thing in common: no restraints by time. No matter what God does, or how we describe Him, His lack of time persists through all.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom. Psalms 45:6
While that is amazing and painfully difficult to wrap our minds around, the ultimate thing is that He is calling us into that same timeless presence. He is calling us to step outside of our finite essence and into His perfect and infinite Being!
As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And You set me in Your presence forever. Psalms 41:12
Be aware of your place. God has placed you in time for a reason. He wants you to understand how much you truly need Him, but also be truly active in this day. We are called to do good works for Him and to praise Him in this world, but that will make us weary. It will get difficult, but have faith, for He is bringing us into ultimate and everlasting glory with one purpose: to praise Him.
The former priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers because they were prevented by death from continuing, but Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently. Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:23-25