Sony’s Thoughts: To Live Like You Were Dying … or Living
Much emphasis tends to be put on the importance of living as if today were your last or I think of the country song, “Live Like You Were Dying.” I wonder if that’s the best approach or if we should live as if we have something to live for. I get the point where, if you knew it was your last day to live, you’d slow down, take more time with your family, etc. That’s important but I hope you’d do that even if you knew you had 20 years yet to live. The fact is, we don’t know how much time God will give us or our loved ones on this earth but, regardless of if I have 1 day or 20 years, I want my life to count. I want to impact people’s lives. I want to leave a mark that my death won’t erase. I want to fight the good fight and keep the faith. And I want that peace, joy and contentment that God desires for His children. I want to fully live until I take my last breath.
Sure, there may come a time when my body begins to shut down and I realize I’m dying but I hope I don’t stop living at that moment. I hope I don’t need to make a major shift to begin to put Christ first at that point. I want to live now in a way that pleases my Savior and then, when I’m dying, I won’t have to change a thing. So, is that living like I’m dying … or living? After all, as the Spencers sang, “Christians never die; they only say goodbye.”