Recently I lost a member of my family. My great-grandmother passed on Saturday, March 2, at the age of 86.
She was a true light. With honesty and light, she showed love to others whenever she could. If they needed edification, she provided encouragement. If they needed support, she was a shoulder to cry on. If they needed truth, she told it like it T-I-IS.
In my eyes she truly was a staple in more ways than one. Various times of my life where people in my family, including myself, were struggling she lent a hand. It was truly her essence.
To be honest, losing her truly shocked me because I did not see it coming. I thought I had a little more time. To me, the time would come soon enough, but it would not come yet.
As you can see I was wrong.
This has truly convicted me because I was reminded that none of us will be here on this Earth forever. We all have a chosen purpose and a chosen time. Once that reaches its end, there is nothing we can do to change it.
That is why we must fulfill what God has set for us. We never know when the Father will call us home and we need to live everyday like it is our last for Him. As they say, “Obedience is better than sacrifice.”
So, we must live our lives for the glory of God. If so, all the other things “will be added to you”. (Matthew 6:33, KJV) Simply trust Him so when the time comes you can look back on your life and see that you did your very best to reach what He had for you, and in the end, that’s who is the main priority.
In Honor of Ollie Coley