THE "DASH" THAT REALLY MATTERS
by Sue Graber
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This weekend's message at church really touched my heart and soul and encouraged me to question the kind of life I am living; is it a FULL life or a FULFILLING life?
It's not a coincidence I'm sure that I was just thinking last night, wondering where I had put a book I purchased several months back called "One Month to Live." It's been on my "TO DO" list for a long time but somehow it just got pushed too far down the list.
Having been thinking about this book yesterday and then hearing the message today, with this book being the basis of our next Bible Study — led me to believe that Someone was trying to tell me that this needed to be pushed up to the top of my TO DO list.
Now, first of all, this is not meant to be a "MORBID" topic — let's face it, none of us really likes to dwell on the fact that we are going to die, but the reality is, we are all terminal. We were born and we will at some point physically die here on earth.
What this book is all about is how we live our life in between those two dates which is really our "DASH" –
- It's a wakeup call to help us question if what we are doing with our lives is really important; to help us DECLUTTER and remove the things that aren't important.
- It's about treasuring our relationships with loved ones and friends and living without regrets; It's about looking at each minute of every day as a treasured time to be everything God has intended us to be.
God is giving us just enough time (OUR DASH) here on earth to get the things done that He has intended for us to do. We can simply "exist" while we are here or we can live our lives to do what we were created to do, to live in a way that glorifies God and leads others to Him. Our life experiences are a great witness to others.
The question that comes up "What would you do if you had one month to live" is a great reminder that our relationships are more important than the things of this world. It causes us to ponder each day how we use the time that we have – Are we wasting it or investing it in others?
I'm excited and would love to have you come alongside me as I share what I'm learning from this study. I'm creating a special Facebook group as a way of inviting you to be a part of this journey. It will be a place where you can share your own thoughts, your struggles, and your concerns. We can all learn, encourage, support and grow together, learning how to be all that God has created us to be.
We were asked to invite others along so that you, too, can take time to ponder what you would be doing if you were told you have one month to live.
So thankful to Kerry and Chris Shook for writing this book. Click here to read a sample chapter.
Have you had a chance to read this book? What does "YOUR DASH" look like at this point in your life?
Would love to hear your comments below as to how you make each day count – living your life in such a way that there are no regrets.
If you'd like to be part of this journey of "Living the Dash" group, simply head on over to my FB page and post a message on my wall!
Sue Graber has been happily married for 34 years, raising 3 daughters while working creatively from home as an administrative assistant and a fund-raising specialist. She loves reaching out to others in kindness and is on a mission. She has an amazing ability to teach others how to build and nurture relationships, spend quality time with their families while generating income from home with a greeting card and gifting business. Sue is passionate about showing others how they, too, can make a difference every single day!