If you knew that today was your last day on the earth, what would you do differently?
Sometimes we go through life as though tomorrow is promised. We make plans in advance, days, weeks, months and sometimes even years... but tomorrow is not promised. We make plans and then expect God to bless them; however, when was the last time you stopped and asked Him what His will is for you?
Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.”14 How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. 15 What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.” 16 Otherwise you are boasting about your own pretentious plans, and all such boasting is evil. (James 4:13-16, NLT)
It is actually evil for us to make plans without considering the Lord, simply because this shows that our confidence is in ourselves rather than Him. Each one of us will have to stand before Christ one day, and you never know, that could be today... What would Jesus say to you if you stood before Him today? Would He be able to say, "well done", or would He have to say that you have been lazy or wicked?
"The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!' (Matthew 25:21, NLT)
We we all want to hear Jesus speak these words to us concerning our lives, but to be called faithful, we must prove ourselves to actually be faithful. What has God put in your hands today that you are responsible for? What does the Lord want you to do with what you have?
Today, is always the best day for us to demonstrate our faithfulness, so let us live as though today were our last.