I had planned an entirely different post for today, but when I ran across this blog post, I couldn’t write about anything else.
Heather is a mother of 5, on Hospice. She continues to homeschool and write. I am not sharing this to add the the current “right to die,” debate. I am sharing this because if she can choose to be positive in those circumstances, shame on me if I don’t choose to be positive in mine.
Its so easy to concentrate on this earthly life. Am I happy? Am I comfortable? We spend huge amounts of time and money making this life as easy, comfortable, and happy as possible, to the exclusion of our eternal lives.
When I was in high school I remember our pastor talking to some of the youth group. We were in the sanctuary of the church and he said, “Look at the line where the ceiling and the walls meet. Follow it all the way around the church.” As you can imagine, the sanctuary was fairly large, which meant that line was pretty long. “Imagine that one inch of that line is your life here on earth, and the rest of it is everything that comes after.”
I don’t know about you, but I have spent an incredibly disproportionate amount of time preparing for my earthly life, and making it as comfortable as possible. I am convicted of the things I have worried about, been angry about, been selfish about … They really don’t matter.
My commitment is to start living with intention, and placing my value in eternal things, not temporal. At the end of the day, does it matter if my living room furniture is getting old? Or does it matter that I sponsored a child who learned about Jesus Christ for the first time?
Its time for a big shift in priorities in my life. How about yours?
This is day 9 in the series 31 Days Of Learning To Be Positive. Click here to check out the entire series.