I had a birthday recently. It seems as you get older, all birthdays come with a little perspective.
I really have been thinking that the time is now to be aggressive and to take risks.I don’t want to look back and think, “I should have gone after that!”
James 4:14 says, “…you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.”
Have you ever watched steam rise from a boiling pot? It is there and then it is instantly gone. That is the comparison that James is giving with our physical lives and vapor/mist. Yet, somehow, we feel that we are guaranteed a nice long life…84 years or so and we miss the emphasis of the comparison.
If you knew that your life was going to end tomorrow, wouldn’t you do things differently today? Of course you would!
You would spend the day with your family, savoring every second.
You would make sure that your affairs are in order.
And I believe that you would get your spiritual house in order.
Let’s not wait lets do it now! We only have one life and it’s going to be gone before we know it.
Let’s get bold and step out and live life to the fullest! We only have one life!