WOULD YOU BE PROUD OF YOUR FINAL MOMENTS?
I was working late into the night. Irewamiri was also awake. I looked at her and asked, “Do you know one of my reason for resolving matters with you early and on time?” She answered in the negative. I said to her, “I always ask myself that ‘if these were to be my last words to you, would I be proud of it?'”
It has worked for me all the time. It drives my desire to invest in the atmosphere of our home and our marriage. I cannot carry on with a cold atmosphere for even an hour.
If you constantly live with eternity in view, it will change how you live today. You will realise that a lot of things you are worried about do not count, and many things you take for granted are the more essential things.
Would you still treat your parents the same way? Would you still talk to your spouse the same way? What will change in the narrative of your behaviour and disposition?
Apostle Paul told us to live with our focus on things above: Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Colossians 3:2 NIV
Apostle James drove it home with a harder punch: Yet you do not know [the least thing] about what may happen in your life tomorrow. [What is secure in your life?] You are merely a vapor [like a puff of smoke or a wisp of steam from a cooking pot] that is visible for a little while and then vanishes [into thin air].
James 4:14 AMP
What is the point here? Love graciously. Enjoy the grace of the Lord and extend grace to others. What is the point of the three months malice? What do you gain from those hurtful words you have spoken?
Now, think about all the vital relationships in your life and ask yourself: “If the last way I treated my spouse or family or the last words I said were my final words to them, would it be gracious, or would I be full of regrets?
So what is stopping you from reconciling now?
What is stopping you from speaking right?
Why do I sense a husband needs to speak to his wife now? Drop the phone. Go and say kind words to her.