What will matter most to you? I hate to bring up this subject; however I felt like God placed it on my heart to write about it. The profound word “Death” usually causes a knee jerk reaction when talked about; nevertheless the fact of the matter is everyone we will face it. With that being said, what will matter most to you when you have 5 minutes left to live here on earth? Will it be the amount of money you’ve earned, the accolades and grand titles at work, the relationships you’ve established, the cars you’ve owned, the size of your house, and/or your spiritual relationship with your higher being. I want you to really think about this for a moment…
We live in a fast paced society that challenges our ability to stay balance and keep our margin capacity manageable. This society also advertises to us bigger means better or having more equals status. We work more hours, however we have less money to spare; we lack in sleep, but yet question the tiredness; we put rubbish in our temple, but yet wonder why we are sick; we spend less time with family and friends but yet wonder why we are lonely; we fail to believe and wonder why we don’t have faith. Our homes are bigger but we have fewer people occupying it, we have bigger cars, but yet we are the only ones driving it.
We tend to put a lot of stock in worldly possessions; however the fact of the matter is we aren’t going to be able to take these things with us. I have never seen a money truck following a hearse to the grave yard. Don’t get me wrong, I like having nice things; but nice things have their time and place in my world. I believe God has given us access to all of these worldly jewels to enjoy with stipulations. Many of us violate them all the time. We idolize our cars, houses, celebrities, and many other things that drives a wedge in our relationship with the man upstairs (for me), whoever or whatever you desire to worship, and our family and friends. We tend to sacrifice our most precious commodity (time) for things we can’t take to the upper room. I’m guilty of it too. But I’m reminded, that judgment day will come for me. I’m learning to let go of some of these worldly possessions; my mission is to get “right” with my God and rejoice with my family and friends before my number is called.
The older and wiser I become, I realize the most important thing to me is my relationship with God, family and friends. The time I devote to them will have a profound effect on me and them. I want to have my love ones gather around me in my last five minutes and celebrate with me. I don’t want to remembered as a guy who had plenty money but couldn’t get along with people nor do I want to be a guy who had the biggest house but yet the smallest heart. I want to be known for following God’s plan and having a positive impact on every person I’ve ever meet. That’s what will matter most to me. How about you?