Today I heard a video from a guy who said he only had a few months to live. He was promoting this book that he had written. He talked about how he chose to live life to the fullest and not mope around, which sounded great. Then he started talking about Karma and getting things in life by fate, and by having a good outlook on life. The more I listened the more I really felt sorry for this man, which I’m sure was the opposite effect I was suppose to have.
He was promoting his book about his life, and how he wasn’t going to let Death bring him down. He was going to live life to the fullest. As I listened and tried to get the concept of what he was really promoting, I couldn’t find anything other than him promoting his book. I couldn’t find where he said he had peace. I didn’t hear where he was ready to die, if the Lord chose to take his life. He was clinging onto every second of his life, he didn’t really seem to be happy or content. This saddened me greatly. I think a person should learn to be happy and content in the life that they have. Yes, when you are young, you should strive to do great things with your life, but this guy was no longer young. He had been told that he only had a few months to live. I didn’t hear once where he said he had lived a good life and was at peace, or that he knew he would be leaving behind a good legacy to his children. Or where he trusted in God and was at peace with his life.
I feel sorry for him, because God has given this man a few months left for him to come to term with his death. He could use this time wisely to tell others that God is real or to seek God and put his trust in Jesus Christ, because Jesus is the only real hope we have in this life. Having a personal relationship with the son of God is our peace, because we know we will have eternal life one day in Heaven with the Heavenly Father.
I have been trying to teach my children to trust in God and not their own will. It doesn’t matter how hard you work, how much money you make, or what great things or aspirations you have had in this life, death comes to all. Hebrews 9:27 says: And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So it is much better to live a life pleasing to God. Live for God, teach your children about God and witness to others about God is the best thing you can do in your life. Make sure you have repented of your sins and asked Jesus to be your Savior, and you will inherit eteral life. John 17:3 says: And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
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