Ecclesiastes 9:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
A Common Destiny for All
1. So I reflected on all this and concluded that the righteous and the wise and what they do are in God’s hands, but no one knows whether love or hate awaits them. 2 All share a common destiny—the righteous and the wicked, the good and the bad, the clean and the unclean, those who offer sacrifices and those who do not.
EARTH ~ HEAVEN
One day we will face God. We will answer for our lives on earth. I used to think I would be held accountable for my mistakes. I read about how Moses lead the people to the promise land but he couldn't go inside. Somehow that story made me think I could continue to lead people, but I could never enter Heaven. That's was wrong thinking for sure, but someone had spoke words to me that affected me greatly. Not in a good way, but in a negative way. This was many years ago, but I am glad I told the story to someone and they told me that I was so wrong. God had placed this person in my life to spur me on and I felt that. I knew that God forgives but I wasn't sure about Heaven. Now I do my best to teach others to talk to someone if they think something is holding them back from freedom.
God wants us to live in freedom of sin, mistakes and find that new life with him. There are consequences of our sins, but God wants us to live again. It is true that our mindset matters and knowing the word of God (Bible) in the right way makes such a difference. Stories told within it were real and yet that was each person's personal example of their lives. Now you live your life and it will be different an a different outcome.
The year we live in, people often compare their lives to someone else. I don't have the big house, the nice car, or all the material things we look at, but what if we look inside our hearts and find the truth. The truth of knowing God created your an me to be different. Our lives on earth is but a vapor because things happen suddenly. One day we have a person in our lives and the next moment they can be gone. Share love, friendships, family-ships as often as you can. Tell those around you that you care and you love them. We never know what a day might bring.
I often say to pray for the strongest person you know. That reason is because you never know what a person is going through. The happiest person might be facing the big battle within them. I felt like I was that person in life in years past. I kept things inside and I didn't know how to share my feelings. It was better to locked them up. Yet, locking them up made my stomach hurt and my head hurt. Too many things for my head and too pain within my heart. Once I surrendered my thoughts to God, I allow him to bring freedom of thinking. Yet, it was a process and did not happen over night.
My life has been one of sweet things and bitter sweet things. Ups and downs to the next step. It is called life and I see that now. There is something about growing older, that grows me. I learn from experiences and share my real self now. I am sure I keep some secrets still but God knows everything. I want my life to become an example of doing the right thing and live as if Jesus was coming today. Nobody knows that day or time, but God.