Sunday, May 4, 2008

Things God won’t ask.

Recently received an e-mail that I have slightly altered/shortened and added my comments to at the bottom, which, seeing it is Sunday, I thought I would share with you. Many people say, ‘When I get to heaven I am going to ask God “such and such”’. But have you ever wondered what God might ask you instead? Well here are a few things He won’t ask you.

· God won’t ask what kind of car you drove. He’ll ask how many people you drove who didn’t have transport.

· God won’t ask the square footage of your house. He’ll ask how many people you welcomed into it.

· God won’t ask about the clothes you had in your closet. He’ll ask how many you helped clothe.

· God won’t ask what your highest salary was. He’ll ask if you compromised your character to obtain it.

· God won’t ask what your job title was. He’ll ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability.

· God won’t ask how many friends you had. He’ll ask how many people to whom you were a friend.

· God won’t ask in what neighbourhood you lived. He’ll ask how you treated your neighbours.

· God won’t ask about the colour of your skin. He’ll ask about the content of your character.

· God won’t ask why it took you so long to seek salvation. He’ll lovingly take you to your mansion in heaven and not to the gates of Hell.

Yes it is only us who are interested in owning the biggest and best of everything. God is only interested in how we use these things for the benefit of others and not for ourselves. How are you using what you have now, whether you think God gave them to you or not?

Are you using the things you have for the benefit of all around you or for just your own selfish needs? Who are you able to help with the things you have, without any real effort? I ask myself this as a person who often drives around with only myself in the car. Yes I know it is not safe to pick up hitchhikers willy-nilly, but how many friends and neighbours do you know that you can occasionally offer lifts to without really going out of your way. That is the secret here. How many people can you currently help by sharing your current possessions with out any real effort or going to extremes? Over to you for comment.

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