What If?

WhatIf.Acts20.24What if we could choose exactly what would happen tomorrow?

That’s a tough question for me to answer.

I would like to say that I would choose exactly what The Lord has perfectly planned. But honestly, I don’t think I would be able to say that and mean it whole-heartedly. Parts of me would want tomorrow to be Christ-centered, but parts of me would want tomorrow to be me-centered. I know that if tomorrow was exactly all I ever wanted it to be with all of my own desires, it would seem so sweet at the moment, but in the end it would be a waste of a day. I would not be making good use of my time here doing it my way.

I can convince myself that I want what God wants, but my actions will tell what’s really in my heart. And even if I act “good,” but my heart and mind are secretly somewhere else, I am confident that one day  my heart and actions will align. At least that’s what’s happened in the past. For so long I kept my desires in my head. They started to creep towards my heart until one day they took over. Slowly, but surely my thoughts became actions. Things I said I would never do became a regular occurrence, and all the while I didn’t realize that all that time was simply being wasted. It’s time that I can never get back.

So even as I write these words, I know it’s a heart issue, as always.

I must examine my heart.

I must choose Him over myself.

I must understand His power to envelop and fill every nook and cranny of my heart.

He resides there.
He has made His home with me.

Tomorrow’s not promised, but what if?

What if we could choose exactly what would happen?

Brother and sister, I urge you (and myself) to choose to say, “Thy will be done.” Ask Him for His wisdom and believe in His grace. You will make decisions that are in step with His will. Be confident in that. Live today knowing that soon enough we all will stand in front of the True High King to give an account of our lives.

Every second counts.

Every second given to us to please The Lord is worth more than seconds used to please our selves in any moment.

What if we could say, as Paul did, “I consider my life nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me: the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace?” If we could all say that tomorrow, can you imagine how much work we could get done for His Kingdom?

Let’s make it happen.

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