Tuesday, 10 May 2016

If you only had five years to live...

So I regularly meet with a couple of young people, to disciple them and just do life together. At the moment, we're going through 'The Purpose driven life' by Rick Warren. Great book. Yesterday we were looking at the chapter that focuses on eternity and how there is more to life than life here on earth. Our life here is just the dress rehearsal for eternity.

I asked them this question; if you knew you only had 5 years to live, what would you do differently with your life right now (if anything)? What would you stop doing, and what would you start doing? One person mentioned that she would do whatever she could to see the world (a dream of hers), and another person said he would ask God to show Him what to do with those 5 years.

I had had some time to think about the question, so I gave my answer. If I knew I only had 5 years to live, there was one main thing I would stop doing.

Wasting time.

You know how sometimes you sit around just doing nothing (or maybe just scrolling through social media) and you suddenly realise that two hours have gone by and you haven't actually done anything worthwhile? Well, that's me, sometimes. So, I would stop wasting time and use it more wisely.

What would I start doing?

I would start spending time doing the things I know God has called me to do, some of which are sharing my thoughts / learning points through various forms of writing (hence restarting this blog), mentoring young people, developing myself in the area of worship leading, amongst others.

So, I ask you the same question;

If you knew you had only 5 years to live, what would you do differently?


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