Carefully Consider…

A friend of mine shared this on social media today. This makes more sense than most other things I’ve read today…especially the last few lines. I have always known that when it’s time to go Home, God will take me there and nothing will stop it; if it’s not my time to go, then nothing will make it happen. Every moment we live is a risk. Carefully consider whether you will live your life in fear of what might/might not happen, or just live your life...

3 years from now, some of you will look back & admit that you spent an entire year of your life wearing a mask, cooped up in your house & avoiding all the people you love. ? A year in your life that you’ll never get back.

And let me say this, I am not saying this virus isn’t real, or that there aren’t people that could be/have been really affected. If you’re at risk, take precautions, stay home when sick, absolutely.

Every single day is a risk.
Car accident, flu, etc.

Our days were numbered from the moment we took our first breath. Life isn’t a race where we win against the inevitable! That has not changed since the beginning of time!

BUT, we should not be forced to live in fear.  And if you really think about it, the restrictions don’t make sense.

We went from being a free nation to being told we:
? couldn’t go to school
? couldn’t go to church
? couldn’t go to our grandma’s house
? couldn’t pay respects to a loved one through a funeral
? couldn’t leave our homes

…and when we were allowed to do these things, we were told:
?  how long we could be there
?  how far apart we have to be
?  which direction to walk
?  what to wear
?  what we can buy/not buy
?  where we could shop/not shop
?  whether we could sing/worship/take communion
?  what time we had to be home

Yes, our health matters.
But you know what else matters?

✅ Family.
✅ Friends.
✅ Church.
✅ School.
✅ Softball/Baseball/Football games.
✅ Family vacations.
✅ Neighborhood BBQs.
✅ Life.
✅ Fitness.
✅ Hugs.

? One day, you’ll hug your grandma, mom, dad, or brother for the last time.
? One day, your best friend will cry on your shoulder for the last time.
? One day, your child will play their last hockey game.
? One day, they’ll have their last day of school.
? One day, you’ll spend your last day laughing with a loved one.
? One day, you’ll dance your last dance.

Don’t waste the days you have by living in fear.
Your time here on earth matters.
Live your life while you have the chance.
God is gonna call you home when it’s your time.
Virus or no virus.

#FaithOverFear / #FreedomMatters / #RiseUp / #WakeUp

4 thoughts on “Carefully Consider…

  1. Well said. Reminds me of Vietnam. In a war zone for a year. Could not carry a weapon even though it is a war zone. Could only reach out by MARS radio to talk to loved ones. Couldn’t see your family. Mentally you kept a distance – by using nicknames instead of real names – because you did not want to get attached to anyone in case of something happening to the other person’s life; We stayed close to ;home’ where we lived and worked and rarely played. We ate, slept and worked. We did little else unless the base was attacked. Then he tried to hide ourselves or we were given our weapons and put out in harms way…scared ‘shitless’ even though we were trained. I went to ‘Nam alone and came back home alone – and everything changed for us. I could go on but a year of separation and hiding and being good little soldiers changed us and our country changed too – and not for the better. JMHO as a Vietnam Combat Veteran.

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