Am feeling really tired, have been having a little trouble sleeping the past few nights and have ended up watching TV until way way to late.
I think it would be fair to say the vast majority of people fear dying. Now I know some will immediately say “I am not afraid to die”. To those I ask a simple question. Do you know you are actually facing it? OR, is it really just an abstract thought about something that may happen in the far distant future? Really I think it is one of those life situations you actually have to be in before you do know how you will feel.
Dying is not something that may happen in the far distant future. It is in fact something that will happen to each and every one of us. There is no uncertainly about that. The only uncertainty in this whole thing is the when it will happen and I suppose how. Now that may sound depressing or even yes morbid. I don’t mean it that way, I am just stating a fact of life.
The point I am trying to make is that if we fear death so much, It stands to reason we must cherish and value the lives we have and don’t want to loose it. I think that is wonderful.
I have to ask the question though. If we love and cherish our time on this earth so very much, what are we doing with that time? Time is a limited resource, we only have so much of it to spend on this earth. If we value it so much, how are we spending it?
For me to get my human mind wrapped around an idea or concept, I find I have to come up with a human comparable. I was a banker all of my working career so I suppose it is natural my mind would go in that direction.
I see life as being like a bank account. I hope I can find the wording to describe what I mean here. On the very day we are born our Heavenly Father open what I suppose you could call a “Life Account” in our names. In to that account in our names He puts a certain number of days. Those days, what ever the number may be are all we have to work with in this life time. How wisely we spend those days is left up to us.
My bank account comparable. Most of us have a bank account into which each month a limited number of dollars are placed. We know the number of dollars is limited. We must budget, spend those dollars wisely to ensure we get the biggest bang for the buck. Again as it is with our days, how wisely we spend those dollars is left up to us.
I don’t know how many days I have left in my life account with God. I just know I want to spend them wisely to ensure I get the biggest bang for my buck. How about you?