I would like to read a passage of scripture that got me thinking and it actually scared me. This is Jesus speaking to his disciples:
At that time two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.
Two women will be grinding at the hand mill; one will be taken and one will be left.
Watch therefore [give strict attention, be cautious and active], for you do not know in what kind of a day [whether a near or remote one] your Lord is coming.
But understand this: had the householder known in what [part of the night, whether in a night or a morning] watch the thief was coming, he would of watched and would not have allowed his house to be undermined and broken into.
You also must be ready therefore, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not expect Him.
Like I said, this passage got me thinking. The first two verses are speaking about the rapture. Which of those two men am I? I would like to be the one who is taken and not the one who is left. What about you? Which man or women are you? We are indeed living in the end times and we need to make our life count. We cannot afford to have a half-hearted relationship with God. There is just too much at stake!
No one knows when the day of the Lord is coming. Our job is to do the work of our Father wholeheartedly. Will you be found waiting for Him? Will you be sober or will you be drunk and be like the wicked slave who was not patient?
Jesus carries on and says:
Who then is the faithful, thoughtful, and wise servant, whom his master has put in charge of his household to give to the others the food and supplies at the proper time?
Like the wise servant God has given us things in the form of gifts and talents. We will be accountable for how we use them. If the day of the Lord had to come tomorrow can you confidently say you have used all that God has given you? Or are there things still pending that you have not finished either because of laziness or procrastination? This needs to change. I don’t want Christ to come and find that I am sitting on some of the gifts and talents He gave me. As I write this a few things have come to mind. There are things that I need to do that I have put off for too long. What about you?
Let us be warned and get started on ALL that God created us to be!