Thursday, May 23, 2013

Don't Waste Your Life

"Only one life will soon be past
Only what's done for Christ will last"
In a world where each day is uncertain with people dying every second, how can I live without wasting my life? Just three days ago, I was in a car driving through Oklahoma the same day the Oklahoma tragedy tornados hit Moore. The tornado was right behind our vehicle and it was a pretty scary situation. We often fail to think about death and just how short our life is until it looks us in the face. There are no guarantees or no promises when it comes to life. There's no second chances either.

"Your life is in God's hands. Your life hangs by a slender strand of sovereign grace. You exist for Him. God has a right to take and give life as He pleases."

Job after all his suffering understood this and said "The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away, Blessed be the name of the Lord." How often do we witness this genuine faith nowadays? Instead we often have anger towards God and blame him if anything bad happens.

Look at the Oklahoma tornado tragedies, look at the tragedies happening all around the world right now. Just today children are starving not because of anything they have done, girls are raped and sold and have nobody to defend them, parents are left childless because of their children dying from terminal illnesses- it should not make us cry and moan and groan- but it should make us realize life is short, the End times are soon.. take your life seriously. Don't waste it.
Life is not a faerie tale. We are being misled. The American Dream is a hoax. The American dream is to to get money, fall in love, and live happy, worry-free lives in a big house. Once you realize that you are being deceived by the media into wanting what you want you will realize that material possessions will never make you happy. The American Dream will never give you true joy neither will it give you eternal life.
It is dangerous to pursue selfish ambitions and vain conceit. It is dangerous to want the American dream and live for money or success. You are wasting your life.
Go back to God. Pursue Him with everything you Have and you will find more than you could ever imagine.
 The only way to not waste a life is to surrender the life totally to Christ and to glorify Him with every breath.
Phillipians 1:20,21says "I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain."
Life and death are given to you that you might display the supreme glory of Jesus Christ.

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