My death will be like the final buzzer of a basketball game. Any shots I attempt after the buzzer will not count. So, prior to my death, I have to take all the shots I can with my time, talents, and resources. Sure, a lot of those "shots" will miss, but I have to try. Even if I do not succeed, I at least have to try, while I still can.
This post was inspired by the book In Light of Eternity by Randy Alcorn.