Life for all of us is going to be different. We start out in one place and end in another. Some of us will have a longer span of time here than others. That is just a truth of life.
We never know when our time is over here on the earth but we do know that God says…
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement”: Hebrews 9:27
Regardless of who we are, where we come from and what our opinions of life are, one truth remains of ultimate importance. How did you spend your Dash?
Even though we may not know the birth or death date of any quickly recognizable person throughout history, we know something about how they spent their dash, how they lived, what they stood for, and the differences they made in lives.
George Washington: February 22, 1732 ——- December 14, 1799
Abraham Lincoln: February 12, 1809 —— April 15, 1865
Martin Luther King: January 15, 1929 —— April 4, 1968
Your dash, that little line that falls in between your birth and death date on all reference of your time here on this earth. Whether it is in the obituary columns, a headstone, a reference in the family bible, we all will have a dash.
The dash is a reference to a period of time or years that you will have been allowed to live in your flesh body. That body that your precious soul is housed within and subject to, for that same period of time. One day we will all need to consider and answer for the dash in our span of time.
The older I get, the more I think about that dash and the more important the dash becomes. If you are still young, take time to consider the dash, for it is relative to your existence, well-being and your eternal destiny and purpose.
There is one event that is the most important for anyone to be able to claim and proclaim happened during their dash. It is when you became a child of God, a believer by faith in Jesus Christ.
If you can not say, you have truly had that experience, my prayer today is that you will understand it’s relevance and importance in the time God is allowing between your beginning and ending dates, your Dash.
Once the dash is chiseled into granite, it is too late to consider.
God wants us to enjoy our time (dash) while we are here. He has every resource we need to help us to live our dash with peace and joy regardless of circumstances. He wants us to be the best we can be, and he wants to walk beside us through each day.
For those who know and love the Savior, it is easier to be purposed and trust that all the pieces of your life that make your dash are as unique as you are.
It is a good thing when we leave this place to be able to say and know that a good amount of our time here was spent getting to know and understand Our Creator better. The one whom we spend eternity with. We are able to pass over in peace, leaving behind our fulfillment of our dash in the truest sense for which it was allowed, ordained and originally intended.
“Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord”. Matthew 25:23
My earnest prayer today is that you know and love Jesus. That is when your dash becomes the beginning of your forever.
“While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation”.(rebellion) Hebrews 3:8
Is your dash being spent knowing and loving the one who died for you, who paid your way through the death on the cross? Are you living your dash with him by your side?