Posts Tagged ‘heaven’

One Hour To Live

Posted: January 11, 2011 in Uncategorized
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So…I was just told that in exactly one hour (after this blog is submitted) I will faint and die. That’s it. Not tragically, painfully, or dramatically, just faint and never wake up.

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What am I going to do with this last hour of my life, you ask?

Well that’s what I’m here to tell you, Grasshopper!

First of all, I would take advantage of my blogging time and write about what I really think of some people, but would ruin relationships to tell them. Also, I would leave a Facebook message saying the same blahbity blah that I will say to my family in the next step, to all 156 of my only true friends! If you aren’t on Facebook or not a friend of mine on Facebook, consider yourself unfriended.

Secondly, I’d tell my family I love them and what not, and to save their sorrow for souls in doubt, cuz I’ll be in paradise 🙂 (Which is why I’m not gonna worry or freak, I’m at peace about this. I just want to enjoy my last few…hour)

“Save sorrow for the souls in doubt”

Thirdly, I would drive to a certain girl’s house, (hopefully she’s home…) Kiss her, tell her how I really feel and that I’m sorry I didn’t take a chance when I should have. This would take up probably a good 20 minutes of my hour, but I’ve been dying (Ironic?) to do this.

Now, about 35-40 minutes left.

Now that I’ve taken care of all the friends and family closure business, on to the funnest half hour of my life.

I would drive down I-275 as fast as my little Grand Prix will take me! I’ll go to the airport, (traffic doesn’t slow me down at this point in my life) I’d run to the nearest plane, jump in the cockpit, and take off! There’s no point in being scared, I’m dying either way.

I’m taking this plane to space.

I would fly straight up as fast as possible until I finally leave Earth’s gravitational pull. Now, I wait. All I can do is float away into space for the last 10 minutes of my life and hope I see something awesome, which impossible not to see in space. I’ll enjoy the view until the rest of my hour is up, after which I can see it anytime I want. 🙂

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Well, the first half is true. The second half is what I would want to do.  The most important thing would be getting things off my chest that have been taking up space there for so long. And I just can’t get over how amazing space is.

What would you do with an hour to live?

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Someone once told me, well, actually, she’s told me this alot…You can’t live anybody else’s eternity for them.

At First I didn’t really get it, like, it sounded right, and it sounded profound, but I didn’t really get it.

Now I get it.

I am the only one who can live my eternity. I am the only one who can choose my actions, and I’m the one who has to live with the repercussions. Even if they affect other people, it’s my fault, and I have to deal with it.

But what this is really getting at is the actions of others. Actions that might affect us, or actions that we know will affect someone we care about. But no one can live anybody else’s eternity. I can’t make other people make the right choices and I can’t make the results of those choices go away. Even if someone I care about is choosing to do something that will ruin their life, and it will kill me to see that happen, I can’t live their eternity for them. It’s their decision, they chose it.

I can’t make my family and friends stop smoking, or other substances that harm them. I can’t make everyone go to heaven. And even though it will kill me to see what cigarettes or hell will do these people, it was what they chose.

I think this is what people forget when they ask why God would let people go to hell, too. God is letting you live your own eternity. If you choose not to love God, why would you want to spend eternity with him? He loves you enough to give you the choice to spend eternity with him, or away from him. You have two options. Free will. And even though God knows choosing him would be for our benefit, he lets us choose what we want. He wants us to love him because we choose to, not because we are robots that are programmed or told to. That’s why he gave us free will, and that’s why we have a place to go other than heaven after we die. We sinned, we chose to go there, but he gives us the choice to spend eternity with him anyway.

But it’s still our choice, and our eternity. And no one, not even God, can live it for us.

Day 4 10/31/10

Posted: October 31, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Day 4: Your views on Religion

Well, I don’t know if you would even call me “religious.” When I think of religion I think of stuff like a set of rules and regulations. Christianity isn’t like that. Christianity isn’t “follow these rules and you’ll achieve this.” It’s a relationship with Jesus. Christianity is a devotion to the one and only savior. He died for ME. If  I was the only person in the world, he still would have endured all that just so I could be with him one day. Which is why I almost always have a crucifix on. To remember what he did for me.

I don’t obey him to get to heaven or get a reward or just to feel safe and have something to blame my troubles on or to fall back on. I obey him because I love him, because he loved me enough to go through that just to be with me. Like I said, it’s a relationship. How could I not love someone who loves me that much, and gives me countless chances I don’t deserve? Honestly, if we got what we deserved we would be in hell already. Forever. But he doesn’t want that. He gives us a million chances every day to avoid that. He wants us with him, but it’s still our decision. People don’t seem to understand that.

God created each and every one of us for a reason. Because he loves us and simply wants to spend eternity with us. Our job as Christians is basically, to spread that message. That he loves us, and will give us as many chances as we possibly need to have the eternal relationship with him that we were supposed to have, before we screwed it up. In order to do this we have to be an example of him and his love. Love unconditionally and spread the word.

He’s always there for me. He’ll never give me more than I can handle and is always there to back me up. He’s the only one in the universe I can go to with absolutely anything at anytime. Not that he doesn’t already know and have it under control anyway. Our God is truly an awesome God and I want everyone to experience this relationship. The only relationship that can truly withstand anything, which it does every day.

It’s not a religion. It’s a relationship.