The last six months of this decade

How crazy is it that this month finds us in the second half of 2019? The realization that we only have six months to prepare for the next decade is a sobering thought.  What are your next ten years going to look like? Where will you be in ten years? More importantly, who will you be in ten years? Every decision, every action, every mouthful of food, contributes to who you are becoming and where you will be in ten years time.

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We sat with a doctor at a dinner a while ago. We began to dialogue about health and how what we eat, and drink contributes to what our future will look like.  We were saying how expensive it is to eat healthily.  It is cheaper to feed the family Macdonalds that to feed them healthy food. Her answer was simple, you are going to pay either way. Either pay for the healthy good food now or pay for the medicine and medical care later.

We have six months left of this decade, what will the next decade look like for you. When we get to the end of 2029, what will life look like?  What we do, say, engage with, read, watch, study, eat and drink will either contribute or stand in the way of you becoming more Christlike.  Who are you becoming, at the end of the next decade, will you enjoy who you are?

Jesus is the light of the world, we are called to be a light-bearers and to follow Him.  Jesus is forever crossing the lines of what we feel is proper conduct. My prayer today is that we have the courage and strength to follow Him across those lines, both outwardly to the world and inwardly within ourselves. That our very lives prompt people to open up to God.

In my opening I wrote that this week finds us in the second half of 2019, that we only have six months left of this decade! Take a moment to reflect on what the next decade and beyond will look like with the following thought – the fact that you are on a mission that will ultimately end with your death.

The fact is we have to admit that we are going to die–and then what?  What will we be able to say when God asks us what we have done with this one human life of ours? When He asks, and He will ask, what will your response be?

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