Last night I started reading a book that I received as a free giveaway from Michael Hyatt. The book is “Leadership is Dead: How Influence is Reviving it” by Jeremie Kubicek. The author immediately grabbed my attention by sharing a time when he was in a car accident while vacationing in Cancun, Mexico. Jeremie describes the accident as a “death” experience as he was in such critical condition. He gives details of how his life flashes before him & in those quick moments, he asked himself several questions: “God, was I the man you wanted me to be?”, “God, was I the husband you wanted me to be? & “God, was I the father you wanted me to be?”. Each one a most serious question by which the answer truly does matter. I have not yet finished the book to see what he drew from this life changing experience. But the book already has me asking myself several questions:
- Do I live truly believing that there is a plan & a purpose to everything I experience in my life? Easy to say but does my life exemplify that I believe that? Do I live deliberately believing, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you & not to harm you, plans to give you hope & a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11). God holds the plan.
- Do I live truly believing that the One who has this plan & purpose will work it all out for me? Do I live choosing to believe, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28). God will work it out.
- Do I live truly believing that all the days of my life were planned for me before I even came into this world? Do I live confidently believing, “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” (Psalm 139:16). God is sovereign.
These have been the questions raised in my mind this morning. My desire is that I live embracing these truths, exemplifying them each day. What a difference that would make in the way in which I approached the happenings of each day. So today may I boldly declare:
“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24).