May 7, 2014

Wednesday In The Word-Living Life Backwards

At the age of... Well, let's say middle age.... I find that for a lot of us we feel as though we have lived our lives backwards! When we are young we tend to hurry through life...We make decisions that will shape the rest of our life. Some are good and some are bad. But we can and are wise to learn from those who have gained insight from life's experiences.

No Better Teacher than Experience!

I read a piece once about someone that decided to do a sociological study of 50 people over the age of 90. WOW! Not a whole lot of people live to be 90 now.

The question was asked: If you could live your life over again, what would you do differently?
Three general responses came....

1: I would reflect more
2: I would risk more
3: I would do more things that would live on after I am dead!

An elderly woman wrote this about how she would live her life if she had it to do over again.

I'd make more mistakes next time. I'd relax and limber up some. I'd be sillier and take fewer things more seriously. I would take more chances on things and people.  I would eat more ice cream and less vegetables. I'd take more vacations and see more sunsets. I'd walk bare foot more in the yard and dance in the rain. I'd say more "I love you's". I'd hug more necks. I'd laugh more at myself. I'd eat a different kind of candy bar every day...well, maybe I would take Sunday's off from eating candy. I'd read more, laugh more and cry more.  Instead of living my years ahead of time I would try to savor the moments. At my age that is all you have....is moments! Death is but a heart beat away.



The truth of the matter is my friends that at any age all we have are moments. The Word tells us that our life is but a vapor. Here today and gone tomorrow!

Proverbs 2:2 says..."Incline your ear to wisdom and apply your heart to understanding". 

There is a song that is truly beautiful and here are the words...



If I Could Live My Life All Over Again

There Is One Thing That I Have Learned
In the Wisdom of Of My Years
And If I Had Only Found
The Wisdom That I Hold So Dear Now


Chorus
If I Could Live My Life All Over Again
Jesus
I Would Paint Each Day
With the Colors of Your Love

If I Could Go Back in Time
I Tell You What I’d Do
I 'd Spend More Time with My Kids and My Wife
And Strive to Live A Holy Life


If I Could Live My Life All over Again
Jesus
I Would Paint Each Day
With the Colors of Your Love


Only What I Have Done In Love Will Remain
Now I Know, the Way Is Clear,
To Walk in Love While I'm Living Here


If I Had Only Lived According to His Plans
And Followed after His Ways
Grace and Peace Would Have
Followed Me All of My Days


If I Could Live My Life All over Again
Jesus
I Would Paint Each Day
With the Colors of Your Love
Have a blessed day....
Hugs and blessings, Cindy
 

5 comments:

  1. Great post today Cindy.
    Connie Royals

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  2. Your words are well-timed, my friend. I've been reflecting a lot lately. I'm not anywhere near ninety - but my dear, little mother if ninety-one. Her life is slowing down and each day is a gift. As I review and reflect I think it's time to follow the advice of the older folks you quoted today. Thank you! I love the words to that song. I'd love to find the music.
    ~Adrienne~

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  3. Great post Cindy! I have no regrets. If I lived my life over again I'd probably still make changes if I had a third chance to live it over again. lol!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  4. What a great reminder...meant just for me...I know I'm way too serious. Thank you, my friend, for posting what God placed on your heart. Hope you have an awesome day.

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  5. What a beautiful and inspiring post, Cindy. Thank you for the thought provoking topic, love it!

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy