Blink and Miss It

James 4:14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.

I got up this morning at 7 am.  It is now 8:42 pm.  WHAT HAPPENED? 

Losing a day is one thing. Losing a lifetime, that's something else.

A hospice nurse wrote a book entitled “The Top Five Regrets of The Dying.” Here are her findings.

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
We all have regrets.  But the regret of losing one's own life is horrible.  

Mark 8:36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?

In a few hours, it will be Sunday here in South Florida.  I'm going to encourage you to do a few things tomorrow that steer you away from these regrets. 

Get up and go to church.  Don't attend church.  Immerse yourself in the worship.  Ask the Holy Spirit to speak into your life about your life. 

Discover what God created you to do.  Most people say something like, mother or father.  While this is true, there is more.  Ask God what else is there.  

Encourage someone tomorrow.  A smile.  A compliment.  An encouraging word.  Pray for someone.  

Ask God for joy.  Don't focus on happy.  Happy is fleeting and unreliable.  The joy of the Lord will give you what you need. 

Count your blessing then thank God for them.  True you worked for them and paid for them.  But who gave you the talent?  Who gave you the job?  

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, I don't want to leave this world with regrets.  Help me to get my priorities lined up with Yours.  AMEN