Every once in and while we enter a difficult season. Perhaps money is tight or health is declining. In my case, I’ve had several friends die within the last few weeks. That situation certainly gets you in touch with your own mortality. But for me, it has done more. It has forced me to renew important relationships in my life. To evaluate whether or not I’ve neglected my family and friendships. I’ve asked these questions: “Have I been more of an encourager or discourager?” “Do I have issues with others that I’ve neglected to confront or resolve?” “Have I been bold in my declaration of my faith to others?”
Death is the great equalizer. It catches up to 100% of us. If that is true, and it is, then what am I doing to prepare? Asking questions helps. I want to make sure that I attend to the most important things in my life. As the saying goes, “the most important things in life are not things.” The most important things are people and the problems we face in this life pale when facing eternity. So, grab a dose of reality today. Start asking questions like the ones I just posed. You’ll be glad you did.
Romans 8:37-39 “In all these things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”