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Planning for the DASH

Planning for the DASH

You are guaranteed at least four things on your gravestone when you die. You are guaranteed your name. You are guaranteed your birth date. You are guaranteed your death date. And last but certainly not the least, you are guaranteed a dash [-]. Your dash will sit snugly between your birth date and your death date. Your dash, as short as it is in length would speak volumes if it had a mouth. What does the dash represent? The dash represents your entire life. For every one of us our lives will be summed up by a dash.

What will your dash represent on your gravestone? Will your dash represent a wasted life? Will your dash represent a regretful life? Will your dash represent a hope-less life? Will your dash represent a lazy life? Will your dash represent a non-committed life? Will your dash represent an arrogant life? Will your dash represent a self-satisfied life? Will your dash represent a faithless life? Will your dash represent an empty life? Or, will your dash represent a God-glorifying life? Will your dash represent a humble life? Will your dash represent people-oriented life? Will your dash represent a faithful husband? Will your dash represent a faithful wife? Will your dash represent a loving father? Will your dash represent a man after God’s own heart? Will your dash represent a woman after God’s own heart?

I want to leave you with this thought. If you made resolutions at the beginning of 2011 but have since discarded them to the rubbish bin, then don’t make new resolutions. Instead be committed to the old ones. In the words of the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 9, if you have not made good on your promise to change then you have been like an athlete running in vain and you have been like a boxer boxing only the air – lots of energy but hitting nothing! If you want your dash to count for something then you must remain resolute in reaching your goals to change.

Don’t make new plans if your old plans are still great instead remain sincerely committed to implementing your old plans so that you experience new changes. God bless for 2012 and beyond!

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2011 in General Blog

 

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