I don’t know if it’s just me, but a lot of the time I’m really thankful that I’m still alive. Not that I’m saying death is a bad thing. Whether dead or alive, all that matters is what you are/were doing while you are/were alive. And it also boils down to truly living. When you are living God conscious life, both options are good. Like Paul was saying, if it were in his power, he’d prefer to go, but because of the Gospel, he would remain alive (Philippians 1:23 – 25).
The big question now is, what are you living your life for? The life that we have been given is a very big gift. But I feel a lot of people fail to realize this. We then end up living for the wrong reason. A lot of people do not have the opportunity you have because they are dead. Only God knows where they will end up. But you have breath in you. You still have the opportunity to decide where you want to end up.
At creation, we were given a very clear instruction. God was not out to joke. We had been made in his image and Genesis 1:28 says this is what we are to do, ‘be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it: have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth’.
Now, just imagine you were a company and this was your mission statement. How will you go about it? Fruitful. Multiply. Replenish. Subdue. Dominion. These are the keywords. So it’s quite sad that a lot of people are being fruitless; not multiplying; staying stagnant; being subdued and being dominated by the devil and his demons.
If this is the kind of live you want to live as a Christian. You might as well be dead already. Because a Christian living this kind of life is already dead. We have one chance to get it right in life. Once we are dead, that’s the end. No second chances in heaven. No second admission list. It’s once and for all.
It’s my prayer that we all realize the value of the live we have being given and begin to live it up!