"I was brutish and ignorant; I was like a beast towards you. Nevertheless, I am continually with you, you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.
What is "TOMORROW"? What is next week? Next time? Next year? What is this word "future"? I don't get it. I don't understand. We push everything aside, saying we'll do it when it's convenient. We'll go pray for that person tomorrow. We'll go share the gospel with that person tomorrow. We'll go be kind tomorrow. We'll go love tomorrow. We'll believe tomorrow.
NO!! Tomorrow is TODAY and TODAY is all we have! Tomorrow is not a guarantee- tomorrow I may be friendless, homeless, forgotten and without a family. Tomorrow I may be nothing. Tomorrow I may be history. Today is all I have - and I will use it. I'm not about to sit around on my couch and let everything pass me by. "It's just not time" - but when will it be time? When I'm no longer around, and it's too late? When the so-called "tomorrow" happens? I don't know what's going to happen tonight. I don't know what's going to happen even in five minutes. I don't know!
Note: I wrote the first half of this post a while ago (last May I think) but never finished because I still didn't understand why it happened or what God was trying to teach me. Now that it's been a year, I realize more of what the Lord was teaching me.
Sometime early last year, I became really good friends with these two guys (one was a year older than me and one was two years younger). And when I mean really good friends, I mean really good friends. We shared our troubles, our trials, and our joys with each other. We called each other brothers and sisters in Christ. We texted pretty much every day, all day. We prayed for each other. We loved each other. It was an amazing thing, and I loved it. Here were like-minded people who constantly encouraged me in my walk with God. Here were people who I knew I could go to in tough times. Here were people I knew I could trust. We shared countless laughs and created priceless memories. The older one was like the older brother I never had. He taught me so much and shared so much with me, and we learned from each other. The other one was also like my younger brother. We shared so many laughs and memories. I taught him things and he taught me things. We all assumed we'd be friends for the rest of our lives.
I'll always look back on the year 2017 with a smile.
"I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but take heart;
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"I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all of my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds."