Around this time of year, more than any other time, I have time to think. While most are stressed out running from here to there during the holidays, I am usually reading and spending time thinking. Orrin Woodward says “there are no dead ends in life, only dead end thinking” and George Guzzardo states, “reading has a direct connection to thinking and development of leaders.” Thinking and reading is very important even in the midst of chaos.
I am not sure why but I have been having distinct dreams at night about eternity. Two nights in a row I was dreaming that I was in heaven. While I won’t go into all the details of what my dream looked like, I will mention the scariness of looking down on earth and seeing all the lives that hadn’t been touched by Christ’s love yet. And knowing that it was too late for me to do anything about it. On the first night I woke up literally from a sound sleep and remember it so clearly. And just last night it was as if my dream was ‘to be continued’ because specific people in my life started showing up in that dream about me being in heaven. Now, I am no psychologist but I do know that our thoughts can show up in our dreams. My thoughts lately have been focused on legacy and purpose. Why I am thinking about these topics at 26 years old, I can’t explain. All I know is that it drives me to do more and be more.
I told this story for two reasons:
- None of us know God’s timeline for our life. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. Spiritually do you know where you are going if tomorrow never came?
- Are you giving your LIFE all you’ve got?
So many people I know are just drifting from day to day. No purpose, no plan and EXPECTING tomorrow to be guaranteed. It’s not! Are there more people you can reach through Christ’s love? Are you waking up on your knees thanking Him for another day to fulfill your purpose and destiny?
Seeing those dreams so clearly the last couple nights have scared me and inspired me into action. Have you ever experienced anything in your life that has displaced you from the world in order to examine what your reality looks like in order to appreciate and do more with your life? Ironically I just saw this video today that will certainly make you think… and cry, as it did for me:
Ben passed away on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2011 and produced these videos before he died. The purpose behind this message it to tell you, IT’S NOT TOO LATE to change your life and find your God-given purpose, chase it with everything you have and be proud of the life you lived. In the video’s, 18 year old Ben says, “I then looked in the mirror, I was proud of myself, of my entire life, of everything I have done.” The-life-business and Orrin Woodward have certainly changed my life and my prayer is that it does the same for you too. Are you proud of the life you are living? It’s not too late!