This morning on the Early Show there was a story about a community that is reading a book called "What if you only had 30 days to live?" It's a Christian book and although I have not read it based on what I heard it sounds worth reading. The moral of the story is what would you do if you were given that news?
What changes would you make in your life? Where would you go to? What would you want to see? How different would you live your life?
I challenge each of you to think about this a little? It made me think a lot this morning about myself, what I'm doing and what I need to do.
So I ask you...
Would you really fuss at your kids for being messy?
Would you argue with your husband about leaving the toilet seat up?
Would you take that trip you always wanted to take or would you use the money and go on a mission trip and lead people to the Lord?
Would you finally get up the nerve to share your faith with that relative that you have been praying for for years?
Really, what would you do? Would things that are so important today be the same tomorrow?
We go and go and go. All day long our lives are busy with things but if you truly thought you only had 30 days would your schedule change? Would you slow down and cherish every minute with your family and friends?
I bet you answered every question I ask with the same answers I did. Yes, Yes and Yes I would make major changes in my life.
Well this morning God told me to remind you of something. You are not promised tomorrow much less 30 days so live your life today as if it is your last.
That hits home really hard for me. I want to know that when I get to heaven God will say, My good and faithful servant, I am proud of you.
Am I doing what He would want of me to do while I am here on earth? Are you?
Examine your life and ask yourself, was that argument with your child today really worth arguing over? Was it really necessary to fuss about something you can't do a thing about now..?
Don't waist precious time on things that don't matter, instead, make every effort to focus on changing peoples lives for the best. Smile at the grouchy lady at Walmart and tell her God loves her. Call that parent you have not spoken to in years and make things right. Do your part and God will do his. I can truly say I have learned that lesson this week.
Just a thought for you to ponder on. What if you only had 30 days to live?
It's got me thinking, what about you?