Lately, I've been thinking about death a lot. In the last couple of years, I've lost a lot of people that were really close to me. People who have been with me my whole life and friends that have been like family since my youth. The reality that death could be closer to me than I thought is unsettling. I keep thinking that all this shouldn't be happening yet.
I know that I am getting older but I 'm not that old. I feel like I am just getting my life together. Finally getting a hold of who I am and what I should be doing. I got things to do and a purpose to fulfill. The pressure to complete every task given to me by God before my time runs out is here.
Having so many people leave me makes me think of the finality of death on this side. It also makes me think of the here after, life after death, our souls final resting place. I think about all of our souls. I want all of us to make it into Heaven. But more so, I think about my self. Have I done enough? Am I fulfilling my God given purpose? What can I do better? What can I do more of? Am I living right? Am I ready? If God called me home today, am I ready?
I don't think that there is any way to know for sure. But as long as we are still living we can keep trying? Keep seeking to be closer to God. Keep helping those around us. Keep sharing and showing love. And keep trying to be a better person than we were yesterday.
None of us can live here on earth forever. And none of us should want to. What God has for us is so much better than what we have now. It's your choice what you do with this life but we need to use this life to prepare for the next. We have to get ready, stay ready and be ready for whenever our journey here is done.
Don't worry about 'was he ready?' or 'was she ready'? Ask yourself... Are YOU ready?
Matthew 24:44 44Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
1 Peter 3:1515But sanctify the LORD God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
John 14:33And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Matthew 25:13 13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Titus 3:55Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;