“…How short is life, and how full of trouble! 2 Like a flower, we blossom for a moment and then wither. Like the shadow of a passing cloud, we quickly disappear. 5 You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer. (Job 14:1,2,5)
I still can’t get out of my head what that 94 year old lady told me at the nursing home that day. She said, “I just blinked and I was here.” Wow, I thought to myself. This lady feels like life has passed her by in the blink of any eye. I was like, God help me make the most of what little time I have on this earth. Here are things I seek to do everyday of my life so that at the end of my life I won’t feel like life has just passed me by.
#1: Make the most of the PRESENT MOMENT. Too often we miss what’s right in front of us because we’re too busy planning ahead. We look back and realize that when we were children we had no real worries. Teenagers many wish they could trade places with you as you are living in the golden years. Adults we all know how quickly times change and we better make the most of the season we’re in because before we know it a new season will be upon us.
#2: Make the most of EVERY DAY. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not promised, and today is a gift that’s why they call it the present. Today we all have opportunities that will not come again. Today, you can make a difference in the lives of those around you. Today you can choose to love like you’ve never loved before. Today you can choose to give God your whole heart, life, and future. Today, you better do whatever it is you know you should do because tomorrow is simply no promised. Statistics prove that at least 10% (1 out 10) of us will die suddenly. Don’t put off until tomorrow what you may only be able to do today! Make that phone call, forgive that friend or family member, and make things right with the one who knows all, sees all, and will judge all.
#3: Make the most of YOUR DASH. One day each of us will have a head stone that reads BORN ——- DIED. Just so you know the lady I quoted above is no longer with us here on planet earth. She passed on from this life to the next and it was as if “she just blinked” and it was her time. My friends, we all must learn to live like we’re dying before we’ll ever begin to live life to its fullest.
I pray these words transform your life as much as they’ve transformed mine! I love this song by Rascal Flatts….Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUUSB5JzuqA