by Bethany Baird from Girl Defined – Where Will You Be 100 Million Years From Today?
Editor’s note: Uh, Bethany, I believe all of us will be DEAD 100 million years from now. Likely the earth will no longer exist, particularly if we keep trying it like a garbage dump. On a serious note one of the awkward segues into a salvation call I’ve seen in a long time. Starting with a little Muslim blaming before sliding into the ‘but.. but.. I thought I would be young and live forever’ and the cold, hard realization that everyone dies. Not posting her long screed begging people to pray the sinners prayer or speculating on how some aren’t sure of their salvation. Awkward salvation calls instead of the usual husband hunting.
When I saw that picture my mind went wild.
What if I were in their shoes? What if I were being put to death? Would I be ready? Although I didn’t want to see that image of those men preparing for death, I’m grateful I did.
That image was a huge reminder of how short and shockingly fast life truly is.
I realize this blog post is a little out of the ordinary from our typical GirlDefined topics. It’s not about guys, romance, modesty, marriage or any of the “juicy” topics we as girls LOVE to talk about. But trust me, this is the one topic that you can’t afford to ignore.
It’s the only topic that will truly matter 100 million years from today.
The Bible says, “Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away (James 4:14).
In a nutshell that verse is saying “LIFE IS REALLY SHORT!”
Sadly, most of us hear that verse and then continue on with our lives like it doesn’t mean what it says.
I don’t know about you, but I often feel like I will be young forever. I feel like my life on earth will never really end. I feel like there will always be time to accomplish those “big” things for God in the future.
I get so busy living in the moment that I forget “life is really short” and my time on earth is ticking.