Wasting time is perhaps the most disrespectful thing you could do to God… You’re probably thinking, “I have time, I’ll do that tomorrow,” WRONG! You don’t know if you’ll have time. Tomorrow may never come. Cliché? Yeah. Truth? ABSOLUTELY!
We have no idea when this is it. Sound familiar? Remember Michael Jackson and the name of his tour? It was to be the best tour yet! The production team, the dancers, the visuals, the dramatics, oh man, I would’ve loved to see it live… But unfortunately, the late, great, Michael Jackson would not have the chance to see live.. Just like that, when someone speaks of Michael Jackson, it’s followed by RIP. No one will ever really know just how spectacular This Is It could’ve been.
I know I don’t want to waste any more time, do you? You may feel like, “why do I need to plan and prepare for an uncertain life?” Well, here’s why, because God gave His ONLY son that you and myself could live. And not just live, averagely or in mediocracy, but to live ABUNDANTLY. We are still here because we have work to do. No, not the 9-5 work that you dread on a daily and complain about every chance you get to whomever will listen. I mean the glorious work, the bountiful work, the work that blesses someone else, the type of work that shows gratitude and appreciation, to who other than, G.O.D Himself. I mean, after all, if it weren’t for God’s selflessness, there’d be no need for this conversation.
How is that God did something so inhumane, for such ungrateful, inhumane people? Don’t worry, that’s a rhetorical question. There will never be a time where we will fully understand why God did and continues to do what He does. All we know and can be sure of is that it gets done! If we could take the time to understand the value within us that is already there (because of God), we would rethink putting ourselves in obstacles and situations that were never meant for us. Has anyone ever told you, “pick your battles?” Well how about you listen. Proverbs 19:20 “Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.” That scripture is proof that there is a guideline to life. We don’t always have to do what WE think is best for us; that was already mapped out, by GOD! He did all the hard work for us and yet, He still supplied us with EVERYTHING we need. So not only did He take the time to instruct us on how to maneuver through life but He also gave us the tools needed to do so, such as patience, kindness, forgiveness, love, etc. That’s like going on a camping trip, renting a vehicle that’ll never run out on gas, it will not break down, and then arriving to the cabin only to find out the refrigerator is fully stocked, you didn’t need to pack a bag because there are clothes (in your size) and everything you’ll need already there! All you had to do was read the instructions on how to get there but oh silly flesh driven, we know everything already humans, what do we do? We leave the instructions/map in a bag in the trunk which prevents us from getting to the cabin on time because we “thought” we knew where to go and how to get there. Oh, let me say, you will get there but not without getting stuck in traffic, having to turn around and rerouted multiple times due to road blocks and construction zones, but hey, we’re so blinded by ego and pride sometimes, we make ourselves believe we wanted to take the scenic route.
My words are not to shun you are look down on you because we’ve all been there, done that, have a shirt for proof! But why? Why must we continue to “try and make it,” or be content with “just enough.” I know I don’t want a life like that and I for sure do not want my children’s life to be as such. It is a decision we will have to make eventually so why continue to put it off. We literally only live once. That’s it, no gimmick, no surprise life renewal plan, just this one time. I want the best one time living plan possible and if that means taking time out of my imaginary busy schedule to read a manual that has been divinely created just for me (the BIBLE), then I’ll choose that over anything.