We hear common expressions like "YOLO" meaning you only live once, we hear things like "don't let life pass you by" or "live like tomorrow isn't promised" but how literal do we take that? Are they just excuses we use to act completely reckless and justify the ends of our mistakes? I was reading James a few nights ago and I came across James 4:14, it says "Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes."
Our lives are like a mist, it's there and then it's gone. We're a bunch of fleeting images trying to leave a legacy. We will leave a mark on the people that we're close to, on our family, but will we leave our mark on the world? Unless you're a super star, the answer is probably a no. So why do we live within the world? Why do we care more about our image than our eternity? Why don't we live for a creator who wants us long after we die, a creator who wants us forever?
We spend a whole lot of our time wasted. Wasted on people who won't be there when it's all said and done, wasted on memories that you won't remember when you wake up in the morning, wasted on waiting..waiting around for something better than what's right in front of you..why? Why don't we seize every opportunity that comes knocking at our doors? Why don't we trust that God has a plan and He wouldn't lead us down any road that is too rocky for us to handle? Because we despise not having control over our own life, we hate the uncertainty that this big world brings.
We do not have much time here, and to be completely blunt, we're getting a little bit closer to death each second we live. So what are you living for? Are you who you want to be? If you're unsure of those questions, know that it's not too late to be who you might have been. It's not too late to turn everything around in your life. And it's not too late to live for a God who is bigger than every uncertainty.
Challenge: Make yourself uncomfortable..do something you wouldn't typically do and see what the outcome is.