2011: Things To Make You Go Hmmm

2011 – Can you believe 11 years have passed since folk thought every computer would crash or the world would end at Y2K? It just proves that God is the only one who knows the future. In fact, God is the only one who HOLDS the future. As I sit on this side of 2011 I do so having had two deaths within a week: Uncle Henderson who died on 12/26 and Cousin Kim (Kenneth) who died 1/2. Their deaths bring clarity to a couple of important issues, ones we might tend to allow to grow out of focus if we aren’t careful. The first I’ve already alluded to: God alone knows what tomorrow brings. Because we don’t know the future, it is critical that we answer the important questions. Where will you spend eternity? What is the most important thing in your life? In what are you investing? In whom are you investing? What do you most want to accomplish with the time you have left? There are many other questions but the answers all stem from the way you respond to the first question I posed: Where will you spend eternity?

The second area that tends to grow fuzzy relates to priorities. If I were to ask you to list the most important things in your life I think most people would write the ‘ideal’ list – God, family, health etc. However, if they compare their espoused priorities with their actual ones, they would find a serious disconnect. 2011 is a wonderful time to bridge the gap between what we say is important and on what we really ‘spend’ our time, energy and money. I use the word ‘spend’ deliberately.

I encourage you to devote some time to thinking about these two areas: 1) You don’t have any idea just how much time you have left on this earth. Tomorrow is not promised, yesterday is not a ‘do-over’ and tomorrow is a gift you hope to get to open.  2). What are your real priorities and how do you make sure they stay crystal clear?

Be blessed in 2011.

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One Response

  1. If tomorrow is a gift, how can your post be dated tomorrow when today isn’t over? Of course, I am being a smart *#%.

    We should ponder your questions as each day unfolds questioning how we spend our time.

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