One day it started drizzling as I was driving down the freeway. The roads were slick and slippery. This was back when I lived in Texas, and I was single. I must have been going too fast for the driving conditions, because when I put on my breaks, my car started spinning out of control. It was one of those surreal, slow-motion moments where I knew I was going to die. The car was going way too fast not to slam against the concrete median. But miraculously, it was as if an angelic hand stopped my car abruptly. According to the laws of physics, I should have died that day.
There I was, facing the wrong way on the freeway, off to the side in the middle, you know, where there is not enough space for a car to fit. Cars were flying by at 65 miles per hour. In a shocked daze, I stupidly got out of my car and looked incredulously at the intended point of impact. There was not a scratch on the car. “Get back in the car,” was my only thought.
I got back into the car, looking at the cars zooming so fast in my direction that I thought I was going to be killed. Oh, this entire time, I was crying out to God, I forgot to mention. Miraculously, four lines of traffic slowed down and came to a complete stop to allow me to make a U-turn on the freeway.
When I got home that day, I knew I wasn’t supposed to be alive. I knew God had spared me for some reason. Sometimes when you think your life is over, it’s just the end of one chapter, and there’s lots of book left to read. It was just one of those moments when you ask yourself, have I completed all that I was set on this earth to do? The answer was no. And if you are still alive on this earth, you still have something God requires of you in this life, too. What that is, is up to you and God, but make sure you are fulfilling what God set you on this earth to do, not just letting life go by and wasting it. Because in just the flash of an eye, at any moment, your life could be over. Your days are numbered.
“Teach me to number my days, that I might present to Thee a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12Tweet