Make Your One Life Count
The number one is frightening.
- One chance to get it right.
- One today.
- One now.
- One life.
- One you.
The importance of now can be so overwhelming, that we find ourselves afraid to act, too scared to begin.
What if we fail? What if we miss? What if nobody reads our book? What if the church plant fails? What if that person we tell Jesus about makes fun of us? What if we lose our life trying to bring the gospel to those who have never heard it?
Who isn’t scared?
But the reality of one can also be a powerful motivator.
Yes, it might last 80 years or so, but we only get to write one story with our lives, and that one story will last forever.
We get one legacy. One moment on this earth. One chance to contribute to the good of man. One chance to tell God thank you. One life to give back to him.
What we do right now, defines us forever.
If we had multiple chances, if this were only a rough draft to another story to come, then maybe it would make sense to play it safe. But it isn’t.
If we let the reality of one affect how we write our story, then it will look very different. Instead of being afraid of failing, we would be afraid of not giving it everything we have.
Jesus chose to use his one life to die for a people who did not deserve it. He loved them so much that he took on agony and pain and being forsaken by his father for their good. He gave everything.
He used his one life, to die for us so that we might have life.
This one life we enjoy is a gift from the Creator of the earth and the sun and the stars.
This Jesus that gave his life for us out of love, is worth everything we have. He is worth making our entire story about him.
Are you making your one life count?
Do you find the concept of “one” powerful or frightening? Leave a comment.