So many thoughts have been running through my mind, and culminating in a headache.
Maybe the headache wasn’t related to all the pondering I’ve been doing. Maybe it was the fact that I need a hair cut and wearing my long hair up might have been giving me the headache (okay, so you probably don’t care about the details). But I do hold to the conviction that God speaks to us in our everyday lives. And He spoke to me through the headache, reminding me that I can’t figure this life out on my own.
I don’t have all the answers.
I don’t know what tomorrow holds.
In fact, tomorrow isn’t even promised. And that leads to some tough questions.
If tomorrow doesn’t come, have I lived a life worth mentioning in the light of eternity?
Have I given all I could?
Or have I held back, not feeling the urgency to live every day fully for the glory of God.
Have I desired the comfort of an easy life, more than the comfort of the God who daily carries our burdens?
Have I even thought seriously about eternity?
All these questions we can ask ourselves. Maybe we have some great answers, or maybe we have some great excuses, but what answers do our lives give to these questions?
I once heard someone say, “You might not live what you confess, but you will live what you believe.”
My life shows what I believe and Who I believe in. And it’s not always the right things. It’s not always solely focused on Him.
But the gospel assures me that redemption has called me His own. My life is no longer mine; it’s crucified with Him. His Holy Spirit will guide me. In His love He will prune me. This isn’t easy, but it’s the truth. And truth always sets people free.
What if tomorrow does come?
Will we live it any differently than today?
His mercies are new every morning.
Let’s embrace each morning as a new start, a gift from above, and an opportunity to share His love with this hurting world.
We only have one life.
Let’s live it.