I am going to be doing something a little different on my blog for the next thirty days. Instead of having random posts off and on, I will be blogging everyday for the next month over the study, One Month to Live: Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life. This book had such an impact on me that I wanted to share it with you. Each day I am going to briefly go over the reading for that day and then I will pose some discussion questions. I encourage you, whether you are participating in the study or not, to post your answers in the comments section. This will be a great way to have a wonderful discussion time across the miles. Throughout the thirty days, I will also encourage you to share how this is changing your life. We are here to help and encourage each other along on this journey to living a life with no-regrets.
Day 1: Living the Dash
Let me ask you a question, if you knew you only had a month to live, how would you change how you are living? I encourage you to think about this question and then begin to keep a journal for the next thirty days. The changes you see will be life altering. You will gain a new perspective on life and begin to focus on what is truly important. The real question becomes, what are you going to do with your dash? The dash is the time you have on this earth. I know that I long to leave a lasting legacy for my children and to make a difference in the lives of those I come in contact with by showing them the light of Christ shining in my life. What about you?
I don’t think anyone would argue that our most precious commodity is time. God has given us the choice to decide how we will spend it. We need to evaluate our lives and make certain we are using our time wisely. We need to keep in mind that tomorrow is not guaranteed for any of us, “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes” (James 4:14). Don’t waste another moment.
Questions to consider:
- What five things would you change about your life if you only had one month to live? Which one will you start changing today?
- Explain how you would like to see your life at the end of this thirty-day challenge.