What if you only had one month to live? How would you spend your time? How would you talk to people? What would your day consist of? How would you love others?
Many of us walk around sometime believing we are superman and that we will live forever but the reality is we will die. So why do we chase after the things of this world that will die with us? Some may be our outer possessions such as materialistic items, but most of the time it’s our inner comfort level that society calls security. Security obtained by the world, stays in the world. Meaning it has very temporary value. When chasing the pleasures of the world, or the securities of the world, it keeps you from attaining pass this world. For ALL that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. (1 John2:16). The idea of obtaining true security in the world is an imaginary reality. The injustices of this world proves the obscurity of placing our trust in what the world offers. The only security you can have, is in God.
If you only had one month to live there would be an authenticity that the world would see, with your actions having more intention and purpose. You would no longer be blinded by the distractions around you because suddenly they wouldn’t matter.
The greatest fear in life should not be failure but doing something that doesn’t matter. -Francis Chan
This quote really opened my eyes to life. To many times I find myself focused on what doesn’t matter. So many times we can focus on the cycle of life but never the end of the cycle. Creating a legacy is not just about what you do for yourself, but for the future generations after you. What impact are you leaving? Harold Kushner said “I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, or our lives ending, that haunts our sleep so much, it’s that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived.” It’s about the impact that you do. Impacting lives that changes the lifestyle of many. One thing I know is God is my lifestyle and He died for me to be comfortable in eternity. He is what matters, and offers the security that no one can take away. Devote every MINUTE in changing someone’s life. Keep in mind if you have one month to live, what would be your attitude.
What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14