Halftime

Abigail Johanna PhotographyMy life is half over. Statistics show that men on average live to be 76 years of age. If that is the case, I am at the halfway point of my life. I have come to a realization that I would like to share with you.

I am in the locker room developing a strategy for the second half of the game.

The first half was not played well. I lived more for myself than for Jesus. I was the player who was all about me, the one man show. I pursued my passions, my wants and my desires. I fed the flesh a buffet of lusts and sins. Looking back, the first half was very poorly played. I fumbled the ball, wasted too much valuable time.

I am convinced that the second half will be drastically different. I am determined by God’s grace to do whatever it takes to live the life that God has called me to live regardless of the cost. I am going back on the field, playing hard and leaving it all on the field.

I am playing this game like there is no tomorrow. The clock in the second half is counting down the minutes and moments of my life. I am going to be more intentional. I am going to be:

  • the husband and friend that my wife needs
  • the daddy that my boys need
  • the pastor that my church needs

I am more concerned about making disciples and pointing people to Jesus than I am with making friends.

My life is really not about me. It’s about Jesus.

My life is not my own. God has shown me grace that I desperately needed but did not deserve. I have an opportunity to always be:

  • conforming to the image of Jesus
  • transformed by the renewing of my mind
  • loving God and loving others

My life is a tool to be used how Jesus sees fit. I am going to be used to accomplish what Jesus wants me to accomplish. My life is going to be used to point people to Jesus.

The second half of the game will be different. I am not playing by my rules. I am playing by Jesus’ rules. Jesus made the rules. Jesus created the game.

An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
(2 Timothy 2:5 ESV)

I want to end my life with no regrets. I want to do all I can for Jesus.

Live for Jesus today like tomorrow is not coming!

Don’t waste your life!


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