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If You Live To Be 100
by Juanita Pittman-Brown
08/09/12
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If you knew that you would definitely live to be 100 years of age and pass away on your 100th birthday, how would you live?

I considered this thought, and it makes me wonder if I would make or have made better or different choices each day of my life... In my particular case, I think that I would have made the same mistakes most likely...In our humanity, I think we always think there is a tomorrow that allows us an opportunity to repair, redeem, or renew...I believe that if I knew from the moment of my birth that I had a guarantee to live only this definitive time, I may have or at least hopefully would have made wiser choices...Often in the process of living, I hear others say, "You only live once"; and I think that this often offers us a license to live on temptation's edge...My thought too though is that you only die once...In the world in which we are born and live according to its rules, opportunities, and challenges, we are certainly likely to make decisions that are time-limited, time-oriented, and time-fulfilled...

I believe that had I known from birth that I would pass away on my 100th birthday, I would consider each day with greater deference and have placed greater emphasis on living in the right way...In the fleeting turmoil and threats of this world, I believe it is so very easy to grasp to useless temptations, earthly moments of ecstasy, and selfish fulfillment...Now in my sixties, I remain constantly aware that I am on the other side of my youth...I too remain daily challenged by the world and its offerings, greed, threats, and self-absorbing ways...My personal goal is to remain ever mindful that heaven awaits and to be fully aware every day that one day I will answer to God, The Creator of All, for every moment I spent in passing this way...With my imperfections, it is my desire to have as little as possible in a negative way for which I have to account when I stand alone before God...Most of all, in a very positive light, I am always aware that Christ, Our Lord and Savior, has paid the price already for all of human failings; and for that one thought, I remain in constant gratefulness to God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit for their never-ending presence, sacrifice, and love...

If you and I live to be 100 and pass over to heaven's side on that day, may it be that we have lived well, loved much, and believed in God and His plan and offer of redemption through His Son, Jesus...For on the other side of this realm we so selfishly cling to, which we know as time, there is a permanent glory that will not end in 100 years, but will be infinite and infinitely full of God's grace and love...

Blessings...Juanita Pittman-Brown
August 9, 2012

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