I asked a friend tonight “are you ready to face God”? Meaning if He called you home tomorrow, are you prepared. His first answer was that he believed in Jesus and was certain of his salvation. I replied that I understand that, but are you ready, meaning would you leave this earth without any regrets? He then understood the question. He answered that he was ready, and he was at peace with it.
If you are clinging to this world, you are not clinging to the Kingdom. Sadly, only those with a terminal disease really think about if they are ready to die, to leave this earth. But we ALL should be thinking about it, as we all will pass away.
When Jesus said “don’t worry about tomorrow”, He was digging at this question. We should be grateful with each day we are granted and live our lives without regret. Is there someone you have not forgave? What are you waiting for? Is there someone you love who does not know you love them? What are you waiting for? Is there something you wanted to do, but haven’t found the time? What are you waiting for? And most importantly, if you have not seriously evaluated where you stand before God, what are you waiting for?
There is a song by Tim McGraw called “Live like you were dying”. The title is what comes to mind, because believe it or not, we are all dying. You don’t need a terminal disease diagnosis, do you? In the song, McGraw sings about all the things he wanted to do because he was dying. What are the things you want to do? Live like you were dying!
We are all procrastinators in our fallen nature. “Tomorrow maybe I will” is what we think. But what IF there wasn’t a tomorrow? The workers of Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center in New York, and those on those dreaded flights on 9-11 for example realized quickly there wasn’t a tomorrow. Don’t live eternally in regret thinking to yourself, “I wish I would just of”.
To those putting off your faith in Jesus Christ, that eternal regret is lingering. Each day we are blessed with a day! Think about this! No one is promised tomorrow, if you don’t believe me, just pick up a newspaper and read the obituaries. They’d be the first to tell you that you are NOT promised any day, so each day is a blessing. So, why put off listening to that friend who is sharing the Gospel to you? Notice, I didn’t say run off an join a brick and mortar church? You can surrender your sins to Jesus Christ and be added to the church, what is stopping you? If you have ears to hear this and eyes to see this, do not harden your heart, do not die in regret!
Are you ready to meet God, your Creator? If not, place your total faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ today! Repent of your sins. Do not leave this earth in eternal regret, “if I would of just listened to that guy”. And forever and ever will be your regret.