How much time do you have left?

fog, limit, time, masters will, alive, dead, deathIf you are like everybody, you do not know the answer to this question.  Even if someone tells you that it is soon, you still do not know the exact time.  If a doctor told you that the end is coming soon, it would surely become a motivator in how you’d live or how you would see and perceive things.  What if a person was holding you hostage and told you that tomorrow morning they were going to take your life?  Would you risk everything to get out of the situation?

These past few weeks in America the big things I have heard about are a school shooting in Ohio, a shooting of a mom and two children in my city, the Catholic Church and others  giving up things for Lint, and the Academy Awards presenting Oscars to the best in motion pictures.  These are some of the things I heard about and, while I am writing this, I just heard that the second child died from the shooting in Ohio.  Each one of these are different yet the same.  Motivation, sacrifice, and so on…  Giving up something for Lint, putting a lot of money and sweat into the production of a major motion picture, or the fear of loosing your life or a parent loosing their child.  The cost of fear and life do not compare to the cost of money and hard effort ,but while living and giving it your all you see things somewhat the same.

Think about this:

I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: “Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! They’re his people, he’s their God. He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone.” The Enthroned continued, “Look! I’m making everything new. Write it all down—each word dependable and accurate.”  Revelation 21:3-5 (MSG)

This passage is about the end when all things are made new.  If you have sought Christ and accept what He did for you as the only one true God, then this is a place where everything will be made new.  Based on this, I want to challenge you to something!

Live this week starting tomorrow as if it was your last week on earth!  Think about this week as if it was your last!  Journal what you think and/or ask people what would be different if this was their last week on earth.  Meditate on how this perspective would unplug you from what and who you are and plug you into what you need to step up and be.

And now I have a word for you who brashly announce, “Today—at the latest, tomorrow—we’re off to such and such a city for the year. We’re going to start a business and make a lot of money.” You don’t know the first thing about tomorrow. You’re nothing but a wisp of fog, catching a brief bit of sun before disappearing. Instead, make it a habit to say, “If the Master wills it and we’re still alive, we’ll do this or that.”  James 4:13-15 (MSG)

Who knows, this could be your or my last week!

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