Monday, July 27, 2009

live like you're dying...

I'm sitting at my desk preparing for the last Se7en Deadly Sins study and I'm stressing out. The kind of stress that makes you break out in a cold sweat (or hot flash if you're menopausal)... the kind of stress that makes you wish you had another week to prepare... the kind of stress that keeps the people at Proactiv in business. The reason for this stress is that it is my last study, so what are my parting words going to be?

My goal each day is to live like I'm dying. Sound morbid? It's not. If I die today, I would regret not telling [insert name here] I loved them. If I died today I would regret not eating the Godiva chocolate covered strawberry given to me. If I died today I would regret not hugging my little sister even though she habitually steals my clothes. If I die on Wednesday, what should I tell the hundreds of women I speak to tomorrow? What could I say that would move them to live a life worth living? Live like you're dying!

Shakespeare in his wisdom had it right, To be or not to be, that is the question. How do we be? How do we take Sunday morning studies and turn them into Monday morning living? That is the question. I'm trying to figure out the answer :) I'll be the frazzled one at Starbucks at the Block with a pink MacBook, water, and my bible trying to figured out how to BE.


Kelly said...

Wow, I have always love that saying. You wrote it so well.

I love this quote:
always tell the ones you love as much as you can, cause you never know when you get another chance.

Love the blog
have a great one

Anonymous said...

You are going to BE fabulous as always tomorrow!! Praying for you faithfully friend!! :) I LOVE case i die today! ;)


Kelly said...

PS you are a great friends and I am gald you and are friends on here. :)

Anonymous said...

refer to the brown card with little butterflies from last week. don't put so much on it, bi. the battle is never even yours.
still praying, & loving you more than a rafael's know, in case i die today ;o)

Diandra Ann said...

i know you'll do great. God has used you in big ways so far, and He wont stop! I love you and I'm proud of you. Hang in there! xoxo

Gabby said...

Your going to be uber FABulous tomorrow B!!!

I am sad the summer series is coming to an end but I am excited to hear what the Lord has for me:)

Love you B and praying that the Lord will anoint your lips.

jacquelinefigueroa said...

Dude, you cut me deep!! Guilty as charged! I need to put this to use with my family.

Quirky Christa said...

I'm just getting caught up from vacation and you still rock!
I always get that Tim McGraw song stuck in my head whenever I hear that like you were dying.
I think we all like to think we have the mentality that we live that way everyday but literally no, I'm guilty I do take my loved ones for granted and if they were gone tomorrow...well I just don't know :(
Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

I love your little sister (her humor is just like ur Dads she's a trip!!) I to would steal my sisters clothes, I know where shes coming from.

Man!! if the church would live like their dying CCM would be full of servants ready to go to battle!!!
Praying for You
Love U

nay. said...

It's over... well, at least almost? I'm sad! If you ask me, B, if you died on Wednesday, you should have no regrets (at least with regards to the summer series). Because if tomorrow's study is like all the others, you will be lovingly holding a mirror to our faces, boldly calling us out to repentance, and graciously leading back to Jesus! And for that you should not have any regrets! Thanks for your faithfulness! Love you and prayin' for you.

Lydia said...

You're going to do great tomorrow! I've been catching up on all the sessions this past week and can't wait for the next one!

I Named Your Dog said...

Do you want to get rid of the Stress B?

When you're done at the "Block," on your way home, stop here.

It's right around the corner from the "Block" (Literally less than two miles) and this will definitely relieve the stress. They're sooooo Good!

BTW, I'm looking forward to your last study. We are definitely going to have to talk about last weeks study one of these days. I promise, no politics whatsoever.

Rochelle Ax said...

I can't wait to watch this series...I'm sure it's amazing!
Be Empty my friend & watch what the LORD can do!! WOO HOOO! :)
But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak;
for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
Matthew 10:19,20


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