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Think about Death

A wise person thinks a lot about death, while a fool thinks only about having a good time.

Ecclesiastes 7:4

I jokingly say YOLO. You do only live once, it's true. But that doesn't mean live reckless. Living once means making it count. The best way to make it count is to invest your life in things that will outlive you. It's to make eternal investments. That's possible as a Christian because the point is to live for God and point as many people to Him as possible. This happens when we treat people with love and respect.

I think about death a lot more than I used to. It's likely due to the loss of my father, but also the fact that I don't know when my last day will be. I'd much rather invest today in making an eternal impact than invest today into only today.

I think death may be less fearful if we think about it a little more. I don't think we have to dwell on it, but there is a healthy way to think about death. In so doing, I believe we begin to ask ourselves the question, what are we doing? Are we doing anything that's lasting and worthwhile or just spinning our wheels?

See, thinking about death causes us to think about life. The more we think about life today, the more we hopefully feel a drive to do things that will last forever. Every day isn't promised, so make the most of them. You never know what day can have an eternal impact, so keep that goal in mind always.

I'm not telling you to follow Mae West, but she had this right, "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."

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