7.11.2012

No Regrets


Do you ever have those moments when you already know something…but then one day, you really know something? It hits you like never before. You actually grasp the meaning of something you thought you knew a long time before.

I had one of those moments just a few days ago.

I realized that I am going to die.

I don’t know when…I don’t know how…or where…or what from…

But I suddenly realized that I will leave this earth someday. I, Raquel, will not be here. I will not be alive. I will be gone. Dead. Buried.

This realization took me by such force that I seriously sat in shocked, scared into silence for a few moments…just puzzling over what I had just come to a complete and full understanding of.

I always observe moments like these as special ‘signs’ (if you will) from God. Almost like little nudges that He wants me to be thinking about this…

And it did get me thinking.

I asked myself what I was doing in my life – today, right now! – that will make a difference for eternity. What am I doing that is touching people’s lives? What do I want to do with my life?

All these questions, all my thoughts, were running hundreds of miles an hour. (A friend of mine had to call my name a few times before I actually came back to earth.)

Anyway…I won’t go into detail about what I sense the LORD calling me to do. Actually, there is no one thing. There are a few.

But I would just like to remind each of you, dear readers, that life is short. It really is. We never know when we will be called before our God to stand in judgment for all the sins we’ve committed. I’m not saying that we are saved through works, but…wouldn’t you want your good deeds – your deeds for the LORD – to outweigh your sinfulness? I know I would…

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I pray that you’ll search your heart for the reason you’re living…Who you’re living for…and what your goals are in life.

Live each day to the fullest. Never put off for tomorrow what you can accomplish today. Never waste a second, a moment, a minute to love someone with God’s love. It may be the only moment they’ll ever hear it.

Live with no regrets.

9 comments:

  1. Yes! It's a good idea to always remind ourselves who we're living for and why it's important to live godly lives with no regrets. :)

    Lovely post!

    xoxo,
    Natalie

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  2. Indeed! Faith without works is dead, not because we are justified by works but because they are evidence of faith. Run for the prize! Great post Raquel, I know God will say to you at the end of your life, "Well done, good and faithful servant"! 169

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  3. This was so beautiful, and I know exactly what you mean. The Lord sometimes hits us out of nowhere with revelations we thought we already had, lol. I've been meditating on the shortness of life, and it IS scary... I like life a lot. But then I just think of this as a separation period, and about how when it's over, I get to meet Yeshua face to face :) In the meantime, I guess I'd better make the most of what time I have.

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  4. I realized that recently...one day I will have actually to die. It's hard to grasp!! I loved this post. With the hope of the gospel...there are no regrets in death!!!

    Many hugs,
    Hazel

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  5. You're absolutely correct, Raquel! We do need to try to live our lives regret free. I can't say that I haven't done some stuff I wished I hadn't-but it's a great reminder to live for Christ!
    Awhile back God convicted me about looking too far into the future -that I needed to live for Him NOW, not just in the future.
    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  6. I understand that feeling completely.;)

    I am very aware of how close death is to all of us. This year was the tenth anniversary of my sister's death. I was only a young girl, just hitting puberty, but I remember very clearly realizing anyone can die, that death can darken the door of anyone's soul, young or old.

    Live for Him, Raquel, and it won't matter when you leave.:)

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  7. Amen, sister! Great reminder. I think there's a song called "Live like you are dieing"

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  8. I remember having those realizations about death when I was younger... and then when my mother died it became *really* real. Thank you for the reminder to, by the enabling grace of God, live the way He wants us to live.

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