Are you prepared to die?
Do you often think of the fact that one day, someday, you will leave this earth? Do you often consider the fact that death is imminent?
Yes, death is imminent. People I knew before, spoke to, did life with. Some of them are no longer here. It is such a reminder to me that one day I too will no longer be here.
Thinking of death often might sound so scary but it is such a blessing. Because when I think about death, I am reminded that my time is short. So I must do the best I can everyday.
When I think about death, I am motivated to teach my children as much as I can everyday. I am motivated to teach them lessons that they could use and cherish for a lifetime. Because what if I am no longer here tomorrow? They will need those lessons.
I am more motivated than scared about mortality. Mortality reminds me to chase my dreams while I still can because "night is coming, when no one can work.". (John 9:4, NIV)
Because I know I will no longer be on this earth someday, I purpose to live each day as though it were my last. I purpose to focus on the things that matter. I purpose to breathe in what I need to breathe in - love, joy peace and exhale what needs to be kept out of my heart: malice, bitterness, unforgiveness. Because time is too short to focus on the wrong things.
Every day is a gift from God. And I am determined to use my gift of today, my gift of tomorrow and the next day and the next day, wisely!
Most importantly, I choose to hold on to my number one goal which is to spend eternity with God. For, "And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?" (Matthew 16:26 (NLT)
Charlotte M says
Thanks for this post sis Precious. Often times we get carried away by the things of the world and forget about the day when God would call us! Thanks again for your motivational, inspirational and cooking post. I follow them every time. Wish you a safe delivery!
Thanks, dear! We should always remind ourselves that our time here is temporary.
Charlotte Ayima says
Thanks very much Precious for this wonderful post. Most often we're really so short sited that we all loose site of eternity. Death is really scary for those who live this life carelessly. In the same way we plan for an exam,for a birthday party etc, we must also prepare to die to face eternal life or eternal destruction. The choice is ours today. Believing, accepting and living the RIGHTEOUS Life of Jesus today is the ONLY way to eternal life(John 14:6). Thanks for the wonderful cookery posts, they have realy helped me personally. May you give birth like the Hebrew woman.
I love how you said we must prepare for death the same way we prepare for an exam. Thank you for sharing, dear.
Osuntoki Busayo says
Your post and words are usually a source of inspiration for me..May God continue to fill u with more information to the world
This makes me so fulfilled, dear. God bless you.
Gregory Anderson says
You've said more than a mouthful of truth in your post, and I'm the better for it. Being broken physically, spiritually, and mentally I am faced every day with the fact I have right now and perhaps it can end soon. My wife is also permanently disabled, with Fibromyalgia. There is a time right now, as long as it is Today, to participate in God's active will on planet Earth. We don't get that option to make a difference in this broken world once we go home.
Let me rephrase that: we have no word from God's Scripture that we can influence this life once we cross the threshold into Forever where there will be a new Earth. When Jesus was on our soil, he had only two hands and arms, two legs with feet, two ears, one mouth. Now God's will is done through Jesus by those of us who are His Body.
Thanks be to God.
The peace of Christ to you and all your readers.
So glad this blesses you, Gregory. May God strengthen you as you strive to live for Him everyday.
This is so, good. As Christians we shouldn't be scared of death, because it's the beginning of a New Life with God.
That's amazing. As you stated, we should always be reminded that life is short and to live it meaningfully fulfilling our calling, pleasing God and touching the lives of others.
"As Christians we shouldn’t be scared of death, because it’s the beginning of a New Life with God." This is so true. Thanks for sharing, Greg. We gain more when we die.
Thank you for this post. This is our true reality and we need to be prepared at all times.
That's true, Grace. Thanks for reading.