Four friends decided to attend a “Life Improvement Seminar”, hosted by a well-known “Life Coach”. As a part of the conference, they were required to participate in a certain exercise, wherein they were asked to ponder their response to the following question: “When you are in your casket, and friends and family are mourning over you, what would you like to hear them say about you?”
The first man spoke up and said, “I would like to hear them say that I was a great doctor in my time, and that I took great care of my fellow man in his daily needs.” The second fellow said, “I would like to hear that I was a committed educator and school teacher who made a huge difference in our children of tomorrow.”
The third man shared the following response, “I would like to hear people say that I was a wonderful husband and a great family man, who could be rightly proud of the influence he had upon his children.” The last guy replied simply, “I would like to hear them say… LOOK, HE'S MOVING!!!”*
In truth, as James 4:13-15 makes plain, none of us are promised tomorrow. Because of this, it is important to make the most of each and every day. Remember the admonition given by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 5:14b-16: “This is why it is said: ‘Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’ Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”
How are you doing in this regard? Are you spending your time wisely by making the most of every moment and every opportunity God has given you? If not, then maybe now is the time to get moving!
*SOURCE: Based on a similar version found at: http://www.