Why do you deserve to live? What have you done so well that you’re entitled to breathe and walk and wake up every morning? I mean you work and earn a salary. You apply and maybe get a scholarship, you invest and reap returns, you call, spend, flatter, con and ron and you finally get that girl of your dreams, but really, what have you done to earn the life you have?
Everything else is mostly good for its own sake but life, life is a passport with a universal visa. With life, you can achieve anything, become anyone, right wrongs, wrong rights, fall, get back up, heck you could even become a legend. With life. So if you’re trying to place the value of life somewhere between a new Bugatti and a political victory, reconsider.
Being free doesn’t mean being of little value. Because if you achieved all your goals and became all you dreamed of and realized all your fantasies but lost your life, really, of what good will that be?
I lost a friend this morning. We weren’t close, but he is, well was a swell guy. His skill and talent were generations ahead and you could sense his goodness from the other end of a crowded stadium. But he lost his life this morning, to an ailment so rare you’ll wonder how the heck it got into Africa. But he’s gone, and I’m here, and you’re here, with your life intact. How dare you mourn your heartbreak for this long? How dare you invest so much time into plotting how to sleep with her? How dare you nurture such bitterness? How dare you whine over that relatively insignificant incident? How dare you give up, with life still in you?
Whilst you were brooding over your bloated belly this morning, my friend lost his life. While you complained about fuel prices, a life was leaving a body. Whilst you lay in the arms of that married man, my friend died, but you live. So what are you doing with your life? You don’t get to waste life, you shouldn’t get to, it’s too precious.
Whilst you eat, sleep, talk, go about your business today, life is passing you by. No one has promised you tomorrow, and as cliché as that sounds, it’s the truth. Don’t play down the seriousness of anything because you’ve heard it that many times. Like how real heaven and hell are, or how short life is, or how you reap what you sow, or Jesus dying for you, or how God loves you, or that you can make it if you try or that you’re beautiful. The most valuable things in life are free and cliché, but they don’t become less real or potent because you have heard it so many times.
You are not promised tomorrow, so how content will you be with your life’s work if you lost it today? Calamity is no gentleman. He doesn’t write a note on your wall and tell you he’ll stop by to say hi. Insurance gives you your money back but NOTHING can return your life when you lose it. So make it count today.
We’re human, so we’re all entitled to some time-out to mourn, grieve, contemplate, celebrate and all that. But we need to get over those things ASAP and go on making our lives count.
All I’m saying is make your life count whilst you can. Life is short, eternity is forever. Be sure that after life you’re not going to miss air conditioners. Talk to Jesus, apparently, He has your life in His hands.
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