I’d Rather Die Trying

We’re all dying.

Chances are, you already knew that, but probably hadn’t thought about it much today. But the reality of our situation is that each tick of the clock brings us one step closer to the grave.

I’m a person with faith. I believe that life is no accident; that there is a God who created this whole show and that someday, when my clock runs out, I’ll stand before Him.

Not everyone I know shares that same view. Best part of the world we live in. We can have a difference of viewpoints and still be friends.

Whether you believe in God or not, you have to admit that the older we get the shorter life seems to be. When we evaluate what we’ve done or what we’re doing with our lives it should give us good cause to be more intentional about making the most of it.
Whether you believe in God or not, you must admit that the older we get the shorter life seems. When we evaluate what we've done with our lives it should give us good cause to be more intentional about making the most of it. Click To Tweet

I’ve known few people in my life that are living their dream. Even if certain parts of life have met (or exceeded) expectations, it always seems that there is some element of life that hasn’t avoided being a disappointment.

I love my life! I have a blessed life. Yet there are still things that I “wish” were better. But wishing won’t make them better. I’m going to have to do something to make them better.

There’s a great story in the Bible of four lepers (2 Kings 7) who made a decision to “do something” about the situation they were in. They had a choice to sit and die or risk for something better, even though the risk could also end up in death).

The highlight of the story to me is that these men, by taking action on a situation, were able to experience a miracle that only God could perform.

The same is true when you think about Peter walking on the water with Jesus. Peter had no skills to walk on water. But by taking a risk, he allowed God to do something in him that he would not have otherwise experienced.

Sometimes making changes in our lives requires risk. But sometimes taking that risk is the only way to really experience God working in our lives in the way we desire.
Sometimes making changes in our lives requires risk. But sometimes taking that risk is the only way to really experience God working in our lives in the way we desire. Click To Tweet

So here’s the question of the day: Would you rather die trying or die dying?