How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog-it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. ~~James 4:14 NLT
I have reached the point in my life where, I have lived more time than I have left to live. I would be lying if I said I didn’t think about dying. However, I am not afraid of death. I just do not want to die yet. That is my flesh, this body in which I live, speaking. It does not want to leave this earth or the joys and the loved ones I have here.
This is my thinking today, at 57 years old. Has my mindset changed to a morbid reality? No, I think it has not. Death is part of life. Not one single one of us knows the time of our death. The Bible says, it is appointed once for a man to die…We all will face death in our physical bodies. Time is a gift God has given each one of us. Like fog, our life is a mist that quickly disappears.
I am aware of my odds today, more so than yesterday. I have to be honest and say I could certainly be a better steward of with my time here on earth. I have become somewhat complacent. I spend way too much time on my social media than I should. I waste too much time watching television, when I could be investing my time into the relationships in my life. I sleep too much when there is valuable Kingdom work to be done.
I must confess, at my age, I have grown weary somewhat in doing good. I need to change my perspective to become more like God’s perspective. I need to see life the way God sees life–like A morning fog-it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. Seeing life as fleeting, as God does, really puts things in perspective for us doesn’t it? What changes do we need to make to live life as if it were our last day alive on earth. What adjustments to the quality decisions of our time do we need to make? If we knew when we awoke this morning this was our time-our day, would we choose to live our lives differently? I believe I would. I believe I should. Don’t you?