Our health...our friendships...our loved ones...our material possessions are all just very temporary things. We don't have power in ourselves to make any of it last...no matter how much we think we do. This world rains on the just and the unjust...it is not a respecter of persons. The one who was given dominion over this sinful world when Adam fell takes with abandon...and does not give back.
The only one who can trump the ruler of this world is Jesus...He trumps him for all eternity...and Jesus says in Matthew 6:19-21 says, "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; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Know and recognize before it's too late that all here on earth is temporary. Set your sights on eternity...set your sights on the ultimate prize, and live your life based on that. As the enemy takes with abandon, all the more we should love and serve others with abandon...helping each other to run and finish the race well. Store up your treasures in Heaven...because...in the blink of an eye.