Combie alighted the taxicab and walked towards the house. The gate was left ajar and the atmosphere was deathly quiet – quite unusual. But, on she walked, up to the door. She knocked twice, pressed the bell but no one answered her call. She walked to the backyard and found that door shut also. After trying out the sliding windows, she found the lounge’s unlocked. She climbed up to the dormer and entered the house. She flicked the switch but no lights came on. She looked out – the neighbouring houses had their lights on but the house’s lights were out. Probably a fuse’s cut, she thought. She managed to feel her way out of the lounge through the passage way.
As she entered the living room, she mistakenly kicked something and a bucket of water bathed her from above. Just when she regained her balance, the lights suddenly came on and “Happy 17th Birthday!” her family members exclaimed! Combie was pleasantly flabbergasted. Did you enjoy the story?
We read fiction stories like this, of heroes and villains; comedies, inspirational and the likes, and you want to copy a thing or two from the hero’s exploits but would have nothing doing with the villains. The Bible also contains real stories of people’s lives, both good and bad from which we extract a lesson or two. But think of this question? How would you feel if complete details your life, up to this moment, were written down and laid out as a novel for people to read? Will your life make a heroic story or a whodunit-type crime saga? Will the readers want to associate with you (the hero) or dissociate with you (the villain)? Will you be free with them reading or you’ll want to remove some parts of your life from the story especially the wrong things you’ve committed in secrecy and within your heart?
The Bible tells us that every hidden thing will be exposed with light; that Eventually, God will bring everything we do out into the open and judge it according to the intent, including every secret thing, whether it is good or bad. How do you live your life? In heroism or in villainy? Do you know that every action of our lives touches on some chords that will vibrate in eternity? (said by Edwin Hubbel Chapin). An unknown thinker also said “Live your life in such a way that your life would make sense even if God did not exist.”
By reading this article, God is giving you another chance to think over your life. He desires to make you great but He doesn’t want villainy – sin, which can hinder his plan for you. Yesterday is a story, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present. You may not get to change how you’re going to die, or when. You surely can’t change the past. You can only decide how you’re going to live now. And I believe you’re going to decide to live a heroic life that will make God and every ‘reader’ happy. And this starts with retracing your steps to God, reading your Bible and Praying, setting you thoughts on things above. You should now be found doing things that are admirable and of good virtue.
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly. Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG)
Will I have a good time reading your biography?