What do you think makes us believe we have all the time in the world?
In a way, we all live like we had forever – don’t we?
Isn’t it true?
None of us truly understand how short life is, do we?
I mean, we all know we will die one day.
But all of us seem to believe that we will only die when we are 120 years old.
We are not in a hurry with fulfilling our destiny, our GOD given purpose.
We think we can take our time.
We don’t feel a pressing urgency to go out there and win souls, not even to fast and pray for our unsaved friends and relatives… as if they had forever to repent and to come home to GOD!
Two things happened last week that made me realize that none of us have any idea of how much time we truly have left.
Let alone when living in a pandemic as we do – people are dying, our colleagues are dying, their relatives are dying – we might even die, friends.
And I am not saying this to stir up fear like it is the intention of the enemy.
I am saying this to help us all to become more intentional and more mindful of our time and what we do with it and how much of it we spend for GOD and for reaching the goals HE has given us and for fulfilling the tasks HE wants us to fulfill – this includes myself of course!
My #1 example is a friend of mine whom I have been praying for for many years and thank GOD, she got saved last year in August.
However, she is still wallowing in her pain and dwelling in the past, mourning what the enemy has done to her – instead of learning how to fight and to defeat the enemy, instead of learning the scriptures that will bring her victory, instead of fasting to break through, instead of finding a pastor so that she can be under his spiritual covering, instead of joining a church so that she can be edified and sharpened by the brethren… she is telling me that she needs more time, that I can’t pressure her so much, otherwise she will withdraw and that it is her process and that she needs to take her time…
For me, taking time with deliverance only means the devil has more time to hurt you!
And all that talk about “my journey and my process” – NONSENSE!!!
I remember being like that in the beginning when I was a baby Christian – I know today that it was all the old ego crap that was still in me and I am grateful to those who didn’t allow me to throw pity parties and to confess too much all the enemy had done to me…
I mean I get it, I’ve been there… I made mistakes as well – not the exact same one, as I would have been glad to have someone to lead me through the beginning of being a Christian, to disciple me, to explain things to me, to point me towards the right teachings… but I also wasted too much time not learning how to FIGHT – and the enemy had too much of me for too long!
What if she doesn’t have the time she is taking?
What if she needs to become much stronger really, really fast in order not to be destroyed by the enemy?????
Example #2 is that of anyone who has lost a loved one in their early age – we call it untimely death
And the worst thing is, we never know when it will happen or whom it could be that we would lose too early!
When this person left and you were unsure of their salvation…
Perhaps you have been speaking with them about GOD, perhaps they have even had a close walk with GOD at some point in their lives, perhaps they had even come to your church at some point…?
And then death stroke.
Will you be feeling guilty?
Will you be asking yourself if you have done enough to make sure this soul is saved for good?
Would you have thought that they didn’t have any more time left to change their mind?
If they died, would you have thought that it would have been your task to be much more pressuring and urging them to (re-)dedicate their life to CHRIST?
And when I look at myself, I am also convicted!
Who am I to wait until I am in the “right job” where I can be more comfortable and less bullied and discriminated, so that I can do GOD’s work?
Who am I to decide when and under which circumstances I should or could start doing it?
Who am I to determine who I can and who I cannot minister to?
What gives me the right to suffer from being persecuted and to vow to start truly spreading the gospel and ministering to everyone I come into contact with in the next job?
What if there is no next job and not even a next day?
What will I say to HIM when I stand before HIM and when HE will ask me why I hadn’t done more and why I hadn’t truly started yet – I am exaggerating her to make my point, of course, I am doing stuff and I am ministering to people, I am talking to strangers, I am using opportunities, but am I really doing as much as I can and am I truly using the time I have been given in this life???
I think these are questions we all need to ask ourselves, friends.
Are we using the time we have been given effectively?
Or are we procrastinating too much?
I know I have been doing just that.
And I hope that I can wake up now and do more, be more mindful of the time, “redeeming the times” as the bible says in Ephesians 5:16 “as the days are evil”.
And also being mindful and remembering that not only my time here is limited and can be over any minute, but also nobody knows when JESUS will come back, it could be today, friends!
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
JESUS can come back soon.
Are we ready to receive the reward according to our work?
Is this all we can do, friends?
I can only speak for me, but I know for sure that I can do much more and these recent events convicted me that I must try much harder!
How about you, my friend?
Are you making the most of your time here?
And have you given your life to CHRIST?
If you are reading this and JESUS CHRIST is not the LORD over your life, please don’t wait any longer, time could run out before you have saved your soul.
Please give your life to HIM now!
And if you are not saved, HE wants to save you today, right here and right now: please don’t stay under the power of the king of darkness, please join us and give your life to THE LORD.
Here is an example of what you can pray in your heart right now, if you want to make JESUS LORD over your life:
“Dear Heavenly Father, I acknowledge and confess that I have not lived my life for YOU to this day, but have been living for myself and in sin and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need YOU in my life; I want YOU in my life.
I recognize the completed work of YOUR only begotten Son JESUS CHRIST in giving HIS life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart JESUS is LORD and that HE was raised from the dead and ask for YOUR forgiveness, which YOU have made freely available to me through this sacrifice.
Come into my life now, LORD!
Take up residence in my heart and be my KING, my LORD, and my SAVIOUR!
From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow YOU all the days of my life. Those days are in YOUR hands.
I ask this Jesus name.
If you have just prayed this prayer, you are now part of GOD’s kingdom and family and I heartily welcome you, my dear brother or sister!
The next thing to do is get a bible and find a church where you can receive further instructions, so that your new life in THE LORD may prosper and that you will become who HE made you to be.
GOD bless you and if you have any questions or need any assistance, please get in touch.
I hope and pray that this will inspire, bless, heal and encourage you. And that THE LORD will bless you richly in all areas of your life. That HE will keep you and shine HIS face upon you and bring you PEACE. In JESUS’ name I pray. AMEN.