Life is Short II

Life is short 7 2014
Life is short II
1 Samuel 20:3
“Yet as surely as the LORD lives and as you live, there is only a step between me and death.”

I do not understand people who enjoy killing or wasting time. We all are only given a small amount of it.
Sometimes it appears to us that there is but a step between us and death; at all times it may be so, and we should prepare for the event.
But though dangers appear most threatening, we cannot die till the purpose of God concerning us is accomplished; nor till we have served our generation according to his will, if we are believers.
God allows circumstances into our lives in order to either get us to move in the direction of his choice, or more often, to refine us.
God uses trials and tribulations in our life to test us, cleanse us; to remove the dross of our failures and leave us with only the pureness of a heart of love.
The older we get the only regrets we have which matter are those things we did not do.
Some people place their lives upon hold until they get through the present trial. Rarely do they realize that the trial IS a part of their life. It is God’s plan and purpose for their lives to make them into the person he desires for them to be.
These people see their circumstances as unfinished business, a debt to be paid or a punishment which must be endured for a time.
If these people would put off eating and drinking until a better time they would starve before the better time came along.
How much better would it be to understand that life is short and we must start living it with a plan and a purpose today?
Nothing in life happens by accident. What drives our life is our motivation. Those who are motivated by love will have a happier life overall.
It is not how much of what kind of stuff we leave behind that matters.
It is the nature of our character that matters and will be remembered by most people.
Here is a secret that everyone knows but seldom considers.
Thoughts lead to actions. Actions lead to habits and habits form character.
Anyone can toss out criticizing thoughts.
It takes a person of strong character to be understanding in the face of foolishness and to be forgiving in the face of being wronged.
Colossians 3:11-13
Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
Try to see others as God sees them.
Everyone’s life here is short.
God has a plan for each life and it includes our reconciling with others and our helping them reconcile with God.


About chaplainchucks

I am an old Marine who has become a Chaplain. I love to write stories, poetry and to perform wedding ceremonies. I live in the mountains in Southern California but work near the beach. I also enjoy camping and cooking in my Dutch Ovens. I am a philosopher, gentleman, Renaissance man and great-grandfather. USMC 1976-1980 (Tank Battalion) US Army 1980-1988 (Military Intelligence) Minister license 1995
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