Life’s a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it…

“The truth is some people waste their lives. This isn’t meant to bash those who are gone, but to warn those who are alive.”

Touchy subject death is. You talk about it and the majourity of the response you get is the listener squirming in their seats. It’s not a comfortable topic for any one. Then we hear crazy stories that happen daily, reminding us of what James wrote in chapter 4.

“You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”

Okay. Nobody wants to think that. It’s just straight up depression. Who wants to think of being gone completely from this earth and then eventually forgotten? I can’t envision crowds of hands rising at that question.

We all know we’re going to die. It could happen any moment.  We all know it, but we don’t live as if it were true. If we did, this world would be different.

Think about how much worry and stress takes over our lives in  North American culture. It runs it. It takes over our main focus and when it’s there, it pushes God out of our main sight and puts him on the back burner.

One thing I’m continuously learning is that God should not be on the back burner. Realizing this and making God the center changes everything. It will change the way we think, talk, act… we shouldn’t live and blend in with the craziness. Rather we should be standing apart and taking time to love and slow down the pace and make our life revolved around how Jesus came to show us how to live.

Life’s a gift. Are we really acting like it is? Or are we just waiting around,  not really paying attention?

Without knowing it, we’re wasting time away . . .

 

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