If Today Should Be the Last Day of Your Life, How Would You Choose To Live It?
The carefully-thought-out answer to the above question might provide some interesting insights for all of us. Would we proceed with business as usual? Or would we try to mend a few neglected fences? Or would we dismiss it as irrelevant and unimportant? The honest answer to that question would probably throw some very clear light on where we stand with ourselves, others and God.
We get so busy and involved in the necessary affairs of life, and days slip by so quickly that we, sub-consciously at least, take another day for granted. Our lives are books we are writing, chapter after chapter, episode after episode: some good, some bad, some mistaken, some we’d like to scrap and re-write. And while there is an assured progression of days, there is a possibility for that. Every author has a full trash basket. But the brevity of life is an absolute, and perhaps at regular intervals, it should be examined in light of the title question. It might furnish some valuable insights as to whether our direction was the one we wanted to take, or if, indeed, we have gradually veered onto one we would not want to be traveling when the last chapter of our book of life has been written. To say the least, it is worth seriously considering that one day will be our last and perhaps to make a few changes in how we are handling the seemingly endless progression of days, because they just seem that way; they are not endless. We will all without exception have a last chapter written, and the book of our lives slammed shut. It’s an idea worth considering while there’s time for introspection and any necessary changes.
For me today God has changed my efforts to be in line with His. Eternity is too long for me to not share the truth of Jesus with someone, somehow today and every day. Life really means something now. It is not about me. I am sure you know what I am speaking about. Thanks for your article. God Bless, Mike