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Live Like We’re Dying

Now that’s an interesting statement….to live like we’re dying???  Imagine sitting in the sterile and cold doctor’s office awaiting his or her arrival.  As you strain to listen for the physicians feet to softly shuffle down the hallway in your direction, your heart begins to pound at a rapid pace and your mind wades through so many different scenarios based on the gravity of news that is being delivered to you in just a matter of minutes.  You may stare across at the stainless steel counters; the jars of cotton balls and plastic gloves at eye level and wonder what would you do in your remaining days?  You would say I love you more often, hug on your children every chance you got, you would venture out to do things you put off doing for so long, may even take up a new hobby; something you’ve always wanted to learn.  You would probably draw even closer to God; seeking his strength and His wisdom as you work through this new journey and in seeking His will, find ways to serve others.  If you sum it all up, if you truly found out you were dying today, you would want to live every remaining day to it’s fullest.

Let’s say the doctor brings you good news and states, a better diet and exercise along with possible medication will get you back on track.  Now you’re smiling, the end is not as near as you think!  You hop off that examining table and walk out of the office with hope, you also walk out of that office with a mission…a mission to live and make each moment count!  No one knows the exact number of their days here on this earth, although I believe the scripture, Psalm 91:15-16, “He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.” so with that in mind, let’s utilize each and every day to bless and serve others!  To truly live means to think of others instead of ourselves, to pray for them, be there in their time of need and to always share our heart.

We shouldn’t need a doctor’s grim report to motivate us to change or to enhance our current way of living, we should act now and strive to make a difference in this world now!  We need to let go of past hurts, forgive those in our lives who have inflicted pain and smile at everyone we come in contact with.  We can all be a part of life change…it simply begins with us!

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world” – Anne Frank

I’ve attached a video by the 2009 American Idol winner, Kris Allen for your listening pleasure….take care!!

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