If you knew you would have no more tomorrows, not everyone, just you, what would you do? Would you party through the night celebrating the end of one life and the beginning of eternity or would you kneel in prayer asking for forgiveness for all of your regrets?
What have your priorities been all of these years, the lost sleep for the report you didn’t finish or the unanswered emails to management; demanding customers causing you to work late and miss your child’s first tee ball game? We have to work to make a living, but could we work differently? Maybe we should contemplate how to be a good employee but be a great parent, son, daughter, or spouse.
When one of my coworkers passed away, there was maybe a day or two of sadness, and then everything returned to normal as if she never worked there or even existed. Her cubicle was packed up and her personal effects were sent to her family.
I truly believe with all my heart that I am going to heaven. I believe in God and know Jesus Christ died for our sins. I haven’t led a stellar life. I have made mistakes causing me remorse every day, but I try hard to make amends.
If today were my last day, I would be saddened for those I’m leaving behind, a final tear, but a smile for what is yet to come. Knowing my tomorrows will someday come to an end, am I going to try to lead my life as if it were my last, loving my family, spending time with my elderly mother, helping my nieces and nephews or will my focus still be on my job, demanding customers, meetings, paperwork, emails, reading, more meetings, but missing my great niece’s birthday party?
How do we modify our fast paced electronically filled lifestyle? I’m sure the statistic for the number of drivers on the road talking on a cell phone is at least 50%. What did they do ten years ago? Why is our life so absorbed with stuff that we are missing the point of our life? Maybe my first order of business is to pray and trust in God to guide me to find balance my life so when I have my last day, I’ll truly be ready without any misgivings..