A player of mine once challenged his teammates to practice like it was the last time that they would ever be on the court. He was talking about having the unforeseen event take place that might end their playing career. It could be an ankle, a knee, a disease that could come by without warning and cause their season to be over.
Recently, I have been reminded that it is also that way with life. The unexpected comes without warning and can change the course of life events in the blinking of an eye. It could be brought about by an accident, a trip to the doctor, or something that takes place in a friend or loved one’s life. We should be reminded that none of us are guaranteed good health or a life void of trials. None of us are even guaranteed tomorrow.
Someone once said, “Learn as if you were going to live forever, and live as if you were going to dietomorrow.” Let’s live a life today that will impact others for good, and more importantly for eternity. James 4:14 says, Whereas ye know not for what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.
A true, but sobering, Thought for Thursday.