Are you making a fatal mistake? It’s easy to take care of your business, family, and retirement, and neglect your destination of eternity.
Someday your heart will beat for the last time, and in that unpredictable moment, eternity will begin for you. At that point, your title, income, religion, or your achievements won't matter. All that's going to matter is whether or not you have a personal relationship with God - a relationship that can only be accessed through God's Son, Jesus Christ.
In Luke 12:16-20 from the Word of God, Jesus told this parable, "The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. He thought to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.' Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry." But God said to him, 'You fool, this very night your life will be demanded from you, then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'"
Here's a man who was really dressed for where he was. He had it all. He had his earth security well planned out, but he forgot about where he would be spending most of his future - in eternity. He was totally unprepared to meet God.
No one can make it to heaven with sin. God is perfect, and He can't let sin in. God was supposed to run our life, but over and over we've said, "No, I'll do it God."
God says this is love, not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins in the most incredible act of love you'll ever hear about. ( 1 John 4:10) The God we defied, sacrificed His one and only Son to pay our death penalty for our sin. Your eternal destination, heaven or hell, depends totally on what you do with Jesus Christ. You can reject Him, or you can reach out to Him.
Maybe you've been so focused on where you are now, that you've neglected your forever. We are one heartbeat away from eternity. It's time you got ready for where you will be for a long, long time.