The Final Edit

DSC_4416As I mentioned last week I was going to a writer’s conference.  I did.  As a result the mechanics of writing is in the fore front of my mind.  As I was walking around the campus, and thinking on what those that have “been there and done that” taught me, I was also searching God concerning a host of thoughts.  One of those was about you.

One of the nice things about writing is the fact there is usually time to re-write.  This act creates many drafts of our first words.  Even up to this point I have hit the backspace key seven times.  During my walk God reminded me life is different than writing.  In life we only get one draft.  No rewrites, and there is no backspace key!  Wouldn’t it be nice if there was?  You could take back what you said, or did.

You only get this one time, now, to live life.  This is why life is so precious.  How you choose to live your life is important.  For there will be a day when you stand before God to give an account of how you chose to live your life.  It is at that time God will perform the final edit.  As it says in Hebrews 9:27 “Everyone has to die once, then face the consequences.” (MSG)

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