Don't Wait For Tomorrow
By: Kristen L. McNulty
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One of the things that I enjoyed the most about attending GMA was the opportunty to meet the artists behind the songs that have meant so much to me. Especially over the past couple of months with being sick, having surgeries, and going through the whole recovery process. Honestly there were days when I was so discouraged and it seemed like the right song would always come to me at the right time to lift up my spirits.
There's something holy about music and God uses Christian music to speak so powerfully into our lives. And one of the songs that have spoken to me the most over the past six months is a song from Superchick called "We Live". The lyrics go something like this:
"There is a man who waits for the tests
To see if the cancer has spread yet
And he asks, "So why did I wait to live till it was time to die?"
If I could have the time back how I'd live
Life is such a gift.
So how does the story end?
Well this is your story and it all depends
So don't let it become true
Get out and do waht we are meant to do
We live we love
We forgive and never give up
Cause the days we are given are gifts from above
Today we remember to live and to love."
At GMA Week I had the chance to talk to Superchick about their music and this song especially and through our conversation, one message was repeated: don't wait for tomorrow to do what should be done today.
Because in reality, not one of us has a guarentee of tomorrow. I know that as young people we don't tend to think that way, but it's true. If seven months ago you would have told me that I would become very sick in a very short amount of time, I would have never believed you. I went to the gym five times a week. I started my day with a protein shake. I was very healthy and only 22 years of age. But that doesn't mean anything when it comes to the fraility of life.
Life is a gift and just like gifts are given, gifts can also be taken away. Each one of us has been given life, but not one of us knows how long that gift is going to last for. For each one of us it's different, but one day we're all going to stop breathing and when we do, there's no more second chances.
There's no time to go back and forgive someone you've been holding a grudge against for years. There's no time to go back and ask for forgiveness. There's no time to tell someone that you love them. There's no time to accept Christ into your life. In the blink of an eye your time on earth will be done and while eternity awaits you, what you did during your time here depends where you going for your time there.
I'm not trying to depress anyone here, but I can't emphasize enough that this life doesn't last forever. If you found out this morning that today was your last day here on earth, would you have done things differently? If so, then it's time for some re-evaluating and it's time for some changes. Life is a gift, but it's also temporary. If you've accepted Christ into your life to forgive you of your sins, then even when your time here expires, you've got a wonderful eternity a head of you. But even Christians often enter eternity with things undone and most often too many things unsaid.
So now as you listen to this song from Superchick, I challenge you all to take some time to think about your life and what you're doing with it. If you need to pick up the phone and make things right with someone, do it. If you haven't accepted the ultimate gift of eternal life through Jesus' forgiveness of sins, then do it. Don't wait until tomorrow. As Rachel Scott once said: "tomorrow is not a promise, but a chance." Don't wait to take a chance on something that's not guarenteed. Life your life today.
This devotional was aired as a part of the Making A Difference Christian Radio Show.