As a teenager, Bill Hybels was being mentored by an older man who asked him,
“What are you going to do with your life that will last forever?”
Bill was a bright young man who could easily have gone into business and made a lot of money. He was a natural leader and people could see that whatever he chose to do he would be successful, but this question challenged him.
It challenged him because deep down, he knew that there was more to life than money and material things.
It challenged him because deep down, he know that he could have done a lot of things that looked impressive from a worldly perspective.
It challenged him because deep down, he knew that behind that man’s voice was the voice of God calling him to something greater.
Bill Hybels has gone on to become a phenomenal pastor and preacher. He started Willow Creek Church in the suburbs of Chicago and it has become one of the most influential churches in the world, with over 26,000 attenders each weekend.
You may not be called to be a pastor.
But I believe that God has created us each to make a positive impact during our one life here on earth.
An impact that will change the lives of many people.
An impact that will last well after we’re gone.
So let me ask you that same question,
What are you going to do with your life that will last forever?