"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future! "
Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, June 22, 2009

When There's No Tomorrow


I devoted myself to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under heaven. What a heavy burden God has laid on men! I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 1:13-14



We only have today. Should God take you today, have you accomplished everything that you wanted to or needed to? Have you said all the things that needed to be said? Let’s have no regrets, let’s make sure we get to those things, so that when we’re standing before the Lord, the only thing we need to do is to worship him, and not regret not getting to that thing on our to do list.

I would LOVE to say that I don't have any regrets, but I would be lying. There are things that I wish that I would have said to the people in my life that have passed on before me, but unfortunately, I will not have that chance and that weighs heavily on my heart.

I can't do anything about what has or has not happened in the past, but I can do something about what will happen in the future. I will put God first and foremost in my life. I will have a closer relationship with God. I will be more deligent in spreading the word of God and witnessing to others. I will make it a point to tell my family, as much as I can, how much I love them and how much they mean to me. I will be the best daughter/wife/mother/sister/aunt/friend that I can be.

When God decides that my time on this earth is through, I want to have a clean heart, empty of regret, but overflowing with love for my Lord and Savior, so I can then bow down before my God and praise His precious, holy name!

Blessings~
Laura

4 comments:

Mocha Momma said...

Very thought provoking. Thanks for this much needed reminder. Live each to it's fullest and be prepared by knowing Him.

Working on no regrets. Don't always want to go there. It's painful.

Thanks again
Take care
Nannette

E @ Scottsville said...

I think the only part that REALLY would bother me about dying today would be not getting to finish raising my kids! I just think we moms have SUCH a valuable position in our young kids' lives. I can't imagine them having to finish growing up without me. THAT kills me to even think about what they'd go through!

Hope said...

Dear Laura,

Always a good think to remember and strive to do…live each do with no regrets…use the time, God has given us, well.


I always kiss every family member whenever they or I leave because I do not want to ever wish I had.

♥Hope

Goose Hill Farm said...

I feel the same way, Erica. Dying is not the part that really scares me but what my kids will have to go through. The thought of them shedding tears and hurting just tears me up inside.

I try and do the same, Hope. Saying goodbye when I leave and giving a hug/kiss is important. I strive to live life with no regrets, but boy, that sure is a hard thing to do some days!

Nannette, I needed to remind myself about it too!

Blessings, Ladies~
Laura