What would you do if you knew you were going to die soon? What if God chose one of your reflective moments to say; “Drop everything…. It’s time.”
We all live with the possibility of leaving this earth tomorrow; regardless of how old we are. For some, it might call for option one; “eat drink and be merry”. The other option covers a tremendous amount of ground. We think of our families, what was done or undone, said or unsaid; our financial dispositions. And, the disturbance of all of our wonderful plans and dreams, our planned retirement. Will be we caught up in the fearsome woulda-coulda syndrome?
Cold we possibly say, even at a very young age; “Whew, It’s about time, I thought you’d never ask.” What would prompt that response? I suppose you might take stock of things and conclude; I did everything that God had planned for me to do. I fulfilled His intention for me. How in heaven’s name can we know that?
It may be as simple as just knowing Him in a private and personal way and trusting Him.
What do we suppose that voice within us is all about? Is it His or do we have some inherent ”genetic disposition” that keeps us on course?
Whose course are we talking about? We have a plan, a desire, objectives that we have personally formed that are one-of a kind.
Ephesians; 2/8 prescribes; “For by grace you have been saved by faith. And this is not your own doing. It is a gift of God, not the result of works, so that no one may boast”
What does that do to our bucket list? It cannot change God’s perspective of us. How we leave this world is our own concern. Whether or not we dot all the I’s and cross all the T’s is a private concern. He, (God) expects one thing. We have faith, and if it commands to act out of love; and that we emulate Jesus in all our behavior; yet we can leave some things undone….we are secure.
Some things may well remain in the bucket.