Notes taken from The Purpose Driven Life
Life on earth offers many choices but eternity offers only two: heaven or hell. Your relationship with God on earth will determine your relationship to Him in eternity. Tragically, many people will have to endure eternity without God because they chose to love without him here on earth.
When you fully comprehend that there is more to life than just here and now, and you realize that life is just preparation for eternity, you will begin to live differently. At that point, many activities, goals, and even problems that seemed so important will appear trivial, petty, and unworthy of your attention. The closer you live to God, the smaller everything else appears. Keeping up with trends, fashions, and popular values just doesn’t matter as much anymore.