Romans 13:11 Another reason for right living is this: you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for the coming of the Lord is nearer now than when we first believed. 

Sometimes it’s hard to wake up when you’re so comfortable. But when you have work to do and time is running out, you don’t have time to sleep.

This past week two men in their 40’s died, one was a fireman and the other Vice President Biden’s son. It woke me up to realize that long life is not promised and I’m in the halftime of my life. This not the time for me to go to sleep. I still have work to do and so do you!

1.It’s later than you think it is. When we are young we think we have all the time in the world. You don’t. As it stands right now, this world is nearing an end. All creation is groaning. Ice is melting, the ozone is deteriorating, super storms are brewing. Time is running out. All these signs are point to the imminent return of Jesus.

2.  We need to work while it’s day because when night comes, no one will be able to work. Our ancestors used to work from, “can see to can’t see.” We have to do the same. Jesus is our light. We should work while he illuminates our lives. When judgment comes it will be a dark day for some and a reward for those who’s work is not undone. Work while it is day.

3.  Work hard and play hard. Ecclesiastes 2:24-25 A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?

Time is running out. Get out of the bed of complacency and live out the fullness of your life. Make each moment count. Life is not about counting each breath but about counting the times that the beauty of life takes your breath away. Our God wants you to have some breath taking experiences before death takes away your final breath on this earth. It’s time to wake up and live.

Dear God,

Thank you for waking me up this morning and for giving me a great work to do. I love walking in my purpose. Thank you for my family, friends, and loved ones. My life has been filled with breath taking moments and I want this second half to be even greater. I’m ready to move from success to significance as I give back to others all that you’ve given to me. 

In Jesus Name,

Amen