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)