Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
Life has deadlines. I'm not just talking about THE deadline. Death is not the only end. We have a limited amount of time to impact/influence others. We may move. They may move. Relationships shift. Jobs change. Schooling comes to an end. A chance encounter slips through our fingers. I fear I've allowed too much time to pass by without realizing these deadlines. God blesses us with opportunities to share his love. However, we often think we have all the time in the world to do so. It usually doesn't occur to us until the "deadline" has passed and we have failed to share the most important thing our life. Missed opportunities should not bring condemnation, but should motivate us to utilize the time we have been given to share his love. Don't allow deadlines to pass you by.
(speaking of a missed deadline...see the picture below!)