The picture I attached is one I made a screenshot of for quite some time now. It’s one I actually like a lot. A friend of mine had posted it on a social media platform, and I saw a message in it. I don’t know if it’s the same message that you might be seeing, but, to me, the message was clear (and still is),
‘Don’t let the fear of the unknown comsume you, just do what you have to, in the time you’re to do it, and do it as well as you can’
You see, Snoopy’s reply is an ideal one, and one we should learn from. No one said you shouldn’t make plans for or expect the worse; No. The unknown always hunts us, it lurks around the corners, but we mustn’t let it haunt us. We should face it.
The other character in the image, the boy, asked a question which wasn’t wrong as such – No, not at all. He was been aware and concerned about how indefinite life was. How unpredictable. How (seemingly) vain. But, Snoopy there gave us the perfect reply to this,
‘Yes, but every other day we’ll live’
‘Every other day’? We’ve got time! You see?! That’s the spirit! That’s the positivity! We need to think positively in every situation.
We have to utilise the time we have well, not waste it doing unprofitable things. Do the right things, make the right plans,…’Live’…
Now, this is just the logical reasoning to this.
If we look at this from a spiritual view, as a christian, we know that in scriptures we were told severally to use time well. This pick in Ephesians 5:15-16 applies well to this,
15 Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people)
16 Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil. (Amplified version)
‘Because the days are evil’? The dangers, the unknown (as I had termed it earlier) are not trivialized. They are acknowledged. You see? That’s why we believers need to use our times well! More study of the word, more prayers, more ‘looking at Christ as the mirror’ in order to be changed into his likeness, more of the gospel, more devotion to God.
Honestly, I might not be doing the whole of this in high proportions right now, but I’m not giving up on it either. It’s possible! After all, we have God! Just put your mind to it, God’ll help you along the way.
In context, Paul was talking to the Ephesian church about their behaviour and way of living. He admonished them to live in a way that befits their (the believer’s) nature as a child of God.
As christians, our lives must be lived for God. We must give all of ourselves for Him. Sold out. The one thing we must resonate is the gospel of Christ (which, candidly, I’ve not fully grasped, I’m getting to understand it more), his life must be expressed through us.
This might not be easy, but God’ll lead us through. That’s the purpose of our lives. Without that relationship with Christ, there’ll always remain that vacuum in us. That yearning for a greater call. Even above our secular pursuits, this is prime. God’s work. That’s how to truly ‘live’!
I seek to live (and I already am living, to the glory of God)!
I choose God’s way, because, in it I find true purpose, and like Paul declared in one of His letters, at the end, I would have lived a life worth living!
How about you?
I urge you to do the same…