I have been away from blog ville for too long, I tender my unreserved apologies, especially to all those who kept on checking on me including Kemi Penelope, Beulah, the GNG, Aloted, Enkay, yankeenaijababe, Rita, Olamild, Omo oba etc.
I had no real reasons for being away for that long, I really cannot place my hand on what caused my being MIA….....I guess I lost my flow, I needed a break or just needed some time to gather my thoughts together again…I don't know jare, Nonetheless I’ve had the pleasure of reading interesting posts on some blogs.
Anyway, I really hope I’m back for good.
Over the last weekend, it happened that co-incidentally at different times I got involved in discussions about death; the gists were about that person’s death, this person’s tragedy, that lady’s husband just died, Oh..I didn’t hear she died too, ha….sorry about XYZ’s death, Oh my God…this life…….etc
All of this got me thinking...........The news of someone’s' death is a reminder that life has an end, and the best thing to do is to spend one's life for something that outlasts it
I had this email that I edited and sent years ago.
When you fully comprehend that there is more to life than just here & now, and you realize that life is just preparation for eternity,( just as nine month spent in your mother’s womb were not an end in themselves but preparation for this life, you begin to see this life as you are......in the womb in preparation for the next life “ETERNITY”)
You will begin to live differently. You will start living in light of eternity & this will colour how you handle every relationship, task and circumstance.
Suddenly many activities, goals & even problems that seemed so important before will appear trivial, petty & unworthy of your attention.
The closer you live to God, the smaller everything else appears
In short: This life is preparation for the next If you have a relationship with God through Jesus, you don’t fear death. It is the door to eternity. It will be the last hour of your time on earth, not the last of you, but the beginning of you i.e your birthday into eternal life.
I didn’t intend to preach, I only meant to share my thoughts:
- Very few things are certain in life, but our final departure from this world (no matter what form it takes ) is one very certain thing, no matter how much we try to ignore the fact, or how much we hate to talk about death or just like wish it away and enjoy ourselves for now.
- I want to live my life to the fullest, I have great dreams (dreams bigger than myself) of things I want to have and do during my lifetime. I love to enjoy myself and have all the beautiful things life has to offer, but then I constantly try to remind myself that there is more to life…..there is some place after here.
- It would be wisdom on our parts to face this reality and live with the consciousness that there would be an end and we should not just live for this world. We should not allow ‘the now to distract us from thinking about the future”. One of the bible passages that I try to always remind myself of is:
"If our hope in Christ is good only for this life, we are worse off than anyone else".1 cor 15:19 (CEV)
- I made a decision to settle that part of my life, I pray you are doing something too and not getting carried away.
May the new week bring to you new joys, new achievement, new levels, new status etc. and may the next six months of the year be our better half of the year