Have you ever felt like a zombie or is it just me? It’s so easy to just go about your day mindlessly, barely thinking or taking stock of what’s going on around you.
You get up in the morning, eat, brush your teeth, get ready for work, slog it out all day, then finally you’re home. It’s time to relax, watch some tv and sleep. You get up the next day and go about the exact same routine, pretty much hitting repeat. It doesn’t take long until the days have turned into weeks, those weeks are now months, and before you know it a year has gone by. Have you ever been in this situation? Do you ever think to yourself, ‘Wow, where did all that time go? What I am doing with my life?’
If you’re anything like me, it’s easy to go about your day and completely forget about those around you—to forget that God has placed you just where you are to make a difference, to be Christ in the lives of the people around you. What would it look like for you to have a mindset of sentness today, to live like a witness actively seeking out those who God has placed you in relationship with?
The reality is that one day your work colleague will die and then what? One day your next-door neighbour will die and then what? One day the person sitting next to you on the plane will die and then what? You might not realize it but you have the opportunity to answer the unasked question.
Many people are wandering around aimlessly without any real purpose or direction. It’s easier to stick our heads in the sand than to think about the reality of what will happen when they die. Maybe God is sending you into a person’s life to help provoke them to think about their impending reality. Or to give your testimony about Christ’s life-saving work within you, how he rescued you from darkness and brought you into the light.
Maybe you could share about the beauty of eternity with Christ, the difference your relationship with Him makes and how peaceful you are about death, knowing heaven awaits.
How can you help those around you have access to this life changing peace? How can you help others navigate one of life’s biggest questions: What happens after I die?