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Recently I heard a message at church and one thing that stood out to me was a question that was asked .. ‘how many chapters of your life will be set aside for prayer’? As a writer this caught my attention and I began to ponder it in a broader sense. How many chapters of my life will be set aside for God?

I think all of us can fall into the pace of day to day life without realizing how much time is going by. We can get so caught up in work, family etc that days blur into years. I am at a place in life where I have been pushed into a forced stop on many of these areas. Though I am not happy about fighting cancer I am grateful for the perspective that it is giving me.

I look back over my life and see so much time given to things that in the scope of eternity don’t matter. It’s not that I lived a bad life but rather that I see how I let work, stress, and so many other things dictate far too many of my chapters.

Early on in this battle I saw I desperately needed to cling to Him. There is simply no way to journey this road successfully without Him. People do try and my heart breaks for them because I know how hard this battle is and how it changes literally everything. It also makes you think about what your legacy will be. What will I leave behind? When we see things through the lens of this perspective it makes it so much clearer what really matters. I find myself living my life so very differently now, letting things go that in the past would have stressed or worried me etc. I live each day singularly not worrying about what tomorrow holds.

I am more determined than ever to live every chapter for Him. I don’t want to get to the end of my story and look back in hindsight on missed opportunities to be in His presence, to share His love with others and to spend my time knowing Him more fully.

How many chapters of your life will be lived for and with Him? What will the legacy of your life story be?

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