What is your life? Consider that question carefully. I’m not asking you what is life. Rather, what is your life. How do you answer this question? How would you define your life? Take a moment and ask yourself the question, “what is my life?”
Today is my birthday, and the older I get the more sobering life becomes. More than ever, there’s an urgency in me to make my life count. Mainly for 2 reasons:
1) Earthly Life Always Fading Away
2) Eternity Is Nearer Than Ever
My wife Sue and I love roller coasters. The bigger and faster the better. We’ve been to countless theme parks and tried numerous types. Standing, sitting, hanging, and even laying down on a Superman coaster. No matter how different, they all have at least one thing in common: you’re not in control.
Life feels a lot like a runaway roller coaster. You’re strapped in and launched at breakneck speed knowing there’s no stopping this monster. With every loop and turn you’re closer to the end of the ride. Before you know it, it’s over.
So back to the question, “What Is Your Life?”
1) YOUR LIFE IS A GIFT
You have been given the gift of life by your Creator. Manage it wisely.
2) YOUR LIFE IS A VAPOR
James wrote that our life appears for a little while and then vanishes away. (James 4:14 KJV)
Life is a constant vanishing act? With every second you have less of it!
3) YOUR LIFE IS ACCOUNTABLE TO GOD
There is an “after”, and someone to answer to.
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
After This! We have an appointment to keep, but what about after this? What will you say to the One who gave you life, gave you His Son to die for your sins, and promised to prepare you a place for eternity?
I have never met anyone who didn’t want their life to count for something. At the same time, I have only met a handful of people who lived life to its full potential.
Start today, right now. Do something that matters instead of staring aimlessly into the TV. Invest into someone else’s life. Write a note, make a phone call, send a gift – something! Make it count!
Most importantly, follow Jesus. He came that you might have abundant life. Make your life count in eternity. Take inventory right now of where you are and where you would like to be.
12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
What can I do right now? I’m glad you asked. Start by sharing this article with someone. Forward it to a coworker or a friend. Send someone the link and bless someone else.
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