When my life is coming to an end and I am ready to see Jesus’ face… what regrets will I have? I’ve thought a lot about the things I know I wouldn’t say:
I wish I had saved more money.
I wish we hadn’t taken those vacations.
I wish I had lived in a bigger house.
I wish I had driven a nicer car.
I wish I had spent less time with my kids.
I wish my husband and I had watched more TV.
I wish I had eaten more donuts.
I wish I hadn’t volunteered so much.
I wish I had always played it safe.
I wish that I hadn’t been so vocal about the things I’m most passionate about.
I wish I had spent more time on my couch.
These thoughts have been convicting me lately as I find myself envying other people’s bank accounts, their houses, their cars, and their seemingly care-free schedules with lots of down time. NO. At the end of my life, NONE of these things that consume my-day-to-day thoughts will matter one bit. Instead, as I drift off to heavenly sleep and breathe my last breaths and anxiously await heaven, I’m going to say:
I have been blessed beyond measure.
I hope I pointed as many people to Jesus as I could.
Don’t let today be consumed with thoughts of things that don’t matter. Love the people God has placed in your life and do as much good as you can with the time you have left here. In the end, that’s all that will matter.