Monday, January 18, 2010

Life's Too Short

I saw this sign at the gas station this morning:

Now, this is ironic on may levels. First of all, I was at the gas station (filling up my car, not my belly) after my first 5:45am boot camp*. Of course, the pump I pulled up to had to have a GINORMOUS cinnamon roll hovering over it. I'm not eating that stuff anymore. But more on that in another.

*Boot Camp (noun): A 45 minute activity wherein your brother-in-law, who is also a personal trainer, subjects you to various kinds of torture in the name of "physical fitness" to such a degree that you can hardly walk and begin to wonder if he really is as nice a person you've always thought.

The obvious irony is that, if you eat crap like that, life will be too short. For a lot of great things.

But then, as I was sitting in the car wash, I realized that this is a serious trend. How many people make unhealthy, immoral, downright sinful choices because "Life is too short?" It happens all the time.

-Life is too short for spending time at the gym.
-Life is too short for skipping that trip to Vegas with your girlfriends.
-Life is too short for staying married to someone you don't feel passionate about.
-Life is too short for sacrificing sleeping in on Sunday to go to church.

But is it? Really?

And is the life we have now really the most important one we'll ever have? (I'm pretty sure there's an even better one that comes later..)

Each of us has a life that is exactly as long as God allows it to be. He gives us exactly the right amount of time to accomplish everything He wants us to accomplish, and to receive the blessings He has planned for us.

Life is too short?

Bah. Life is just right.

1 comment:

  1. I saw that sign the other day too, and thought the exact same thing!
    You are very is just right. May not be what WE envisioned, but it's just as it should be. I'm learning that. :)
    Love you!


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