Food for Thought Sunday

Blue Alpine lake

I always thought that most people do not live past the age of 85 years old, until I worked with the elderly on a daily bases.  I must of meet over a couple dozen seniors who were in their 90’s, and I probably have talked to more 100 year olds than I ever thought I would.   I just love it when they sit down with me and tell me about their life.  But more than once I have heard this statement ” I have lived too long” or “I never thought that I would live this long”.  On the other hand I have come across some patients who were very young had their whole life ahead of them and all of a sudden got diagnosed with a terminal illness.  I remember a man that I meet who was in his early 40’s who was quadriplegic, and was married with young children.  He lived a normal life working take care of his family until he woke up one morning with a strange pain in his back which eventually unfolded to this crippling diagnosis.

James 4:14 says, why you do not even know what will happen tomorrow.  What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.  Have you ever thought why am I here?  What is my purpose for this life?  Do not waste your time just wondering on this earth.  You may live to be 100 or you may not, you could get diagnosed tomorrow with a terminal illness who knows.  Live life with no regrets what I could’ve and should’ve done while I had the time.

If you don’t know where to start the best thing that I have found to do is sit and pray.  Be silent and talk with God and ask him what is the will for your life.  Write down the dreams, goals, and plans that are in your heart.  Take small steps everyday to pursue them.  As every door opens to that dream or goal you have set for yourself you will know that you are on the right path fulfilling the purpose to your life.