I’ve been way too negative in my last several posts and I would like to change what I focus on. I already know that I’m not perfect and I’m the worst sinner that I know. Focusing on what’s wrong with my life and how depressed I am isn’t getting me where I want to be.
Let’s try something a little different.
Taking action in positive ways- even if its a small step.
25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. 27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? 29 For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, 30 saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’
31 “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. 33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.
Luke 14:25-33, NIV
What better way to reflect than review my bucket list. I want to do my due diligence in life and be called a good and faithful servant when I meet the Creator.
It was interesting to see that many of my priorities have changed after having children. At the time I thought I would never change these priorities. It’s funny how little I know about myself. The only thing I know for sure is that God and change are the only constant variables in my life.
Thanks to Time and Date Day Calculator:
From and including: Thursday, 30 December 1982 (I was born on a Thursday – learned something new)
To, but not including Monday, 28 April 2014
Result: 11,442 days
It is 11,442 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date
Or 31 years, 3 months, 29 days excluding the end date
God willing. Assuming I will live until my 80s I will die around 2060s. I have nearly another 10,000 days to make God happy with the gift of life He has given me.
What an incredible time to be alive.
There are so many things I want to change about me, but I need to slow down, plan, and make steady progress.
Like the turtle in the turtle and the hare.
God bless you and I hope you are inspired to make a bucket list of your own.