A Life worth Living

They say who you are

Depends on what makes you tick

But they’re wrong

It’s not what makes you tick

But Who


While a watch passively marks

The passage of time as it goes by

God – who made time

Keeps track of the time He’s given us

And how we have made use of it


You see the deathbed is not just where we die

It’s our deadline

The moment when all of our years are up

The moment when we have no more chances

To prove that the life God gave us was worth living


We all will die – that much is certain

But instead of depressing myself with macabre thoughts

I think of it as a way of making the life I have more meaningful

Because if I could look at my life from start to finish

I would want to say, “My life was worthwhile”


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