Spend Your Life Doing Things That Matter

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“Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

Do you find yourself “getting ready to live”?  Have you filled your life with daily tasks that keep you from living the life you know you want to live?  How is it that we let busywork define our lives?  I used to think that when Jesus called his disciples he was testing their willingness to sacrifice as an assessment of their qualification for discipleship.  He didn’t give them the option of partial participation.  Why not let them come along for a week or two and then go back and to handle things at home?  Why not let them find a balance between following Jesus and their other work?… because there would never be enough time.  I see now that Jesus was freeing them from the minutiae that consumes most of us.  In one fell swoop they were freed to do what they were born to do.  I think that we have the same opportunity.  It doesn’t mean you have to leave your home, but you can be free to live the life you were born to live.  Really!  You can.  Stop busying yourself with a thousand menial tasks while events of eternal significance unfold around you.  Trust me, you will always be too busy to stand up and start doing things that matter.  Decide for yourself what really matters and make a plan so you can spend most of your time on that.

Time is running out!