Yesterday, I told you about One Month to Live. I also mentioned you could visit their website to read more about the 30-day challenge, which now that I have begun to read more than the inside front flap of the book, I realize this is basically the essence of the book.
On the website, you can sign up to let them know you have decided to take the plunge and accept the 30-day challenge to live as if you only had one month to live. If you sign up on the website, they will send you one of those Lance Armstrong Live Strong-inspired bracelets to wear while taking the challenge.
A side note disclaimer here…the authors note that most of us can’t quit our jobs and take that vacation to Hawaii we have always wanted to take. They are not advocating complete self-indulgent, self-absorbed living. It’s about taking the leap and living passionately and abundantly in the life God has planned for each of us. I just felt I needed to mention this.
To continue with my theme from yesterday, I would like to mention that I visited the website (obviously since I know about signing up to let them know you’ve accepted the challenge), but, as of this writing, I have yet to accept the challenge. I take this sort of thing very seriously, and I’m not going to sign up and say I’m doing this until I’m willing to actually do it. As I sat there yesterday in front of my computer staring at the sign-up screen, I wanted to fill in my information, but I simply could not make myself type the words. I was afraid. What would this mean for me? What would I have to do if I said, “Yes”?
I think a more pertinent question should be, “What blessings will I be missing out on if I say, ‘No'”? Jesus told Simon Peter to cast his net again. Simon Peter did so simply because Jesus said so. That was the only incentive he needed. Why can I not answer so swiftly and assuredly? Obedience swift and sure. That was his response.
I remember seeing on a church sign one time these words, “Being slow to obey is still disobedience.” Ouch!
I have a lot to think and pray about.