How much time do you have remaining on this earth? 10 years, 25 years, 50 years? Who knows, right?
My guess though is that most of us think that final day is far down the road. Anyway, that’s how I think.
After a long day at work today, I was driving home, only to experience coming to an unexpected traffic back up. I was still a little bit from being fully caught up in it, so I saw slightly up ahead that there was a side street off to my left. Quick, I thought, I will turn on the side street and take back roads to my house.
Unfortunately, there were many cars up ahead that were starting to do the U-turn thing because they were not moving at all. Ugh. Now, there was starting building traffic on the other side of the road, as well.
I saw my window of opportunity coming. It was a small window and I thought “I’m going to go for it”.
As the moment came, I had second thoughts about punching it and I hesitated. Then, I thought, “I can still make it”. But, now the approaching car was near, very near.
Whew! I made it, but it way too close.
Fortunately, my Sonata has excellent pick up. Let me say that again with more emphasis FORTUNATELY, MY SONATA HAS EXCELLENT PICK UP! Did I say already that it was close?
As I reflected on this near, very near accident, I thought to myself–how close I had come to a major accident and how my life and the life of my loved ones could have changed just like that—-all so unexpected.
Let me ask you, “how much time do you have to live? The truth is, no one knows. Maybe it will be another 50 years, but maybe it will be 1 more day.
Let me encourage you to benefit from my impatient driving experience and the insights I’ve been considering:
*is there anyone who you are in a conflict with that needs reconciling–why wait any longer?
*are there any issues in your life that you are stressing out about that in the big scheme of things are really not that big of a deal? Let them go!
*are you realizing the preciousness of your spouse and your children and closest friends? Please don’t let them ever feel unappreciated and unloved–let them know today (or soon) how much they mean to you.
*practically speaking, is your house in order? Do you have a will? Do your closest relatives know where your important financial and legal documents are stored?
*I’ve come to a new level of gratefulness for all the miles my family and I drive where we have been fortunate not to have been in any accidents–expressing gratefulness to God and praying for continued protection is a valuable lesson to be applied.
*if an unfortunate accident would happen today to you, are you ready to meet God? Let me encourage you to check out this link because this is one question you can’t get wrong (the consequences are eternal and that’s a long time)—-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWcDXT6pH7A
I’m grateful for frightening experiences like I had today because it has provided me with a wake up to be much more aware of the preciousness of life.
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org