Paul’s life is a testimony to the fact that God, not man, is the one who numbers our days. On countless occasions Paul should have been dead, but he survived. Why? Because God still had work for him to do. That begs the question of why are you and I still alive. Perhaps we have work to do, too. Perhaps you haven’t fulfilled all that God desires for you to do during your time on the earth. When you approach life from this perspective there really aren’t any tragedies because it all of life falls under God’s omnipotent hand. I recently read about the funeral that took place for Steven Curtis Chapman’s five year old daughter who was accidentally hit by a car being driven by her older brother. Apparently the young girl ran out behind the car, and her brother was unaware of her presence. Such an accident could devastate even an incredibly strong family. However, the account I read of the funeral mentioned the celebration of life the Chapman family had for their little girl. They also commented that they didn’t believe this was an accident; they believed that it was all in God’s hands. What an incredible perspective! In the face of such hurt and pain, they were able to trust God. Why are you here? Are you being a good steward of your days? Paul didn’t waste time in fulfilling all that God had called him to; I hope that you and I will follow his lead.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.