You Might Not Finish Reading This

Francis Chan entitled one chapter of his book by saying "You might not finish this chapter".

While that's freakishly scary or unbelievably ridiculuous to you, the irony of it is that it is actually true.

And you might never even get to finish this blog post either.

Something could happen while you are reading this post. A fire, an accident, a calamity that can sweep down into your home before you even have the chance to react. A crime could put you to death in an instant. No one ever anticipates sudden events in their lives, until it happens to them and their last breath may have been one of surprise and disbelief.

This is not to make you feel paranoid or frightened. Although a lot of people have been preoccupied in end of the world hoopla, zodiac changes or predictions on what's going to happen in the future, no one really knows for sure. This is why you may not even finish reading this.

But there's one other reason why we may not complete a task that we've expected ourselves to do.

It's when we leave God out of the equation.

How often do we really stop and allow God to rule over our day? In the middle of a screaming alarm clock signaling it's late or under a pile of heavy paperwork, the last thing we think about is putting all our faith in Him. Dying in the middle of a youve been barbied blog post sounds like the most increduluous thing on earth, but come to think of it, could you really tell what can happen in the next few seconds, minutes, days? 

Our lives were bore by a thread, and will continue to hang by a thread. James 4:14 says, "Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes." The things you are sure about can be taken away in an instant, even beyond your understanding.

I may not even finish writing this post, but I should be okay with it. Sometimes, I still struggle with being reminded that it's not about me, my talent or my efforts. It's not about success, tasks, failures or opportunities either. When it comes down to trusting myself and trusting in Him, my life should be a constant attempt at choosing the latter.