“Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.”~ Colossians 4:17
“Quit hanging on to the handrails. Let go. Surrender. Go for the ride of your life. Do it every day.” ~ Melody Beattie
Every now and then people like to have some form of entertainment to take their minds off the pressures of daily life. I believe it’s absolutely necessary as I had a short holiday experience almost two weeks ago. It was all worth it. Besides travelling I also like watching good movies for entertainment and relaxation. Some time ago I had the opportunity to watch the movie, Last Holiday, starring Queen Latifah.
The story is about a lady who works as a sales clerk in a large retail company. She has an accident while at work and is then taken for treatment to the company clinic. Upon assessment of her condition she is said to have a rare disease, and worst of all – she only has three weeks to live. Upon hearing this news she’s totally devastated and can’t believe it. She finally decides to get out of her state of depression and determines to make the most of the little time she has left before she dies. You can watch a short clip about the movie below.
This served as a reminder that tomorrow is not guaranteed. So many times we put off our desires for some day which never comes. Today is all that we have and that is all that counts. The things that keep us from realizing our potential include procrastination and fear, both of which rob us of the wonderful experiences life has to offer.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only, but also to all who have loved His appearing.” ~ 2 Timothy 4:7-8
You have a calling upon your life assigned to you by God. Whether we know it or not the words we long to hear when our time on earth comes to an end are, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Don’t be one of those guys that will say things like, “if only.., ” “I should have,” I didn’t,” etc. Someone once said we should die with memories, not with dreams.
At the end of the day it’s not really about how much money you made. What matters most is that you gave life everything you’ve got like the Preacher in Ecclesiastes said, “The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eats little or much….” (Ecclesiastes 5:12)
Choose to live a fulfilling life that enriches others and glorifies God. That is how He designed it. The happiest people in life are not necessarily the ones that have a lot of wealth. It is those that live in their purpose and go after their desires. Decide to become the person you know you were created to be and your life will truly never be the same.
Be all you can be!