I was talking to her early this morning as I heard all the giggles and fast footsteps of four little girls running on very little sleep scurrying up and down the stairs.
It brought back many memories of playing with friends. They were going from make believe with American Girl dolls, to talking about real life 4th grade things to playing board games. The game of choice today… The Game Of Life.
Ironic? Appropriate? Fitting.
A game full of choices. Decisions. Facing consequences or reaping the rewards based on the path you select. Hmmm. Much like real life.
If you choose one road, you may face a rocky, uphill difficult climb to get to your final destination. If you choose a different path, it may have curves and turns or a few hurdles before you get to your final destination. In the end, you are at the same location if you fight the good fight….Finish the race….Persevere.
Which road are you on? Are you willing to keep fighting the good fight to get to the end? The glorious eternal end of no more difficulty?
Then pick out your car color and repeat after me if you truly, TRULY are ready in your heart to live your life for Jesus. You will still have bumps, hurdles and curves but He will be with you along the way. He will never leave you and He will be waiting for you in the end. If you make mistakes along the way. He will forgive you and love you unconditionally. There is none other.
“Dear Lord, I, (insert name), am ready to fight the good fight for you Lord. I admit I have made mistakes. I admit I have sinned. I understand I will still make mistakes knowingly and unknowingly but I want to live for you and about you. I want to race toward you Lord. I believe in you Lord. I thank you Lord for loving me. For dying for me. I want to shine my light for you Lord from this day forward. Thank you Lord for giving me a road directly to you Lord. It is in your holy name I pray. Amen.”
I believe you just pointed yourself toward eternity!
Now I have another challenge for you other than calling your mother today. Share the good news like Billy Graham. With as many people as you possibly can. However you possibly can. Shine your light. Let others have a chance to choose their path. Be the difference. Make a difference.