“For the Scripture says, “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED” (Rom 10:11)
In Greek, the word ‘disappointed’ means to be ashamed, disgraced, confounded, dishonored and bitter. Saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only cure for these terrible emotions. In other words, you are either in bondage to bitterness unto death or you are free to be eternally fulfilled in life.
I know that many people do not want to think or speak about death. I am a medical doctor by profession and I have seen people of ages die. The act of death is a part of the experience of life on earth. Some men live and die well. Others, they live and die badly. Life on earth is a testing and training ground. You have to choose your destiny! Christ and a life in Him, makes the difference. A Christian is a man or a woman who is ready to die without regrets. A Christian is one who lives life to the fullest to the glory of God. Without Christ, all old people become bitter, regretting their wasteful choices in life. You do not have to end bitter! Give your life to Christ! Now! Do not postpone the good thing you can do today! You need to plant godly seeds of satisfaction now, so that you can reap a harvest of mature satisfaction later in life. Use your youth to invest in God’s kingdom so that old age will be happy and fulfilled. This is wisdom talking!!!
Most dying people have regrets. This is according to Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse who spent several years working with the terminally ill patients. She recorded their last wishes in a book. These are their top five regrets:
1. I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me
2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard
3. I wish I had the courage to express my feelings
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends
5. I wish I had let myself be happier
Regret means to have great sorrow and disappointment about things you should have done (or not done) in the past. It is the unhealed tormented pain of bitterness. It means to be disappointed with yourself about choices you made in life. The opposite of regret it means to have peace, joy, satisfaction and fulfilment. These are the colors of the rainbow at the end of all storms in life. These are the fruits of the Holy Spirit in the heart of the child of God. In Christ alone you can be a delight to God. Did you know that you can bring pleasure to Your Father in Heaven? It is possible to live and die free of regrets. In Christ alone you can live life to the fullest! Be a blessing and an inspiration to many!
From the list above you see that, above all things, the dying man regrets that he was afraid to live well! He is sorry that he lacked the courage to be real and true to his destiny, to the life God has called him to live on earth. In other words he wishes that he could have died to this world of sin! He wishes that he could have lived and served the Lord. It is true that it is never too late to give your life to Christ. The thief on the cross next to Jesus repented and surrendered his life to the Lord just hours before his death. But it is so much better to yield to the Spirit of God and give your life to Christ as soon as possible. This will give you enough time to have a godly testimony as a servant of God among men. To be used by God Almighty in His Kingdom and for His glory is the greatest work given to men and has the greatest reward. If you serve God your life will be full of joy that none can take away.
“Jesus said to her, “I am the Resurrection and the Life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” She said to Him, “Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are the Christ, the Son of God, even He who comes into the world” (Jn 11:25-27)
In Christ I declare:
I believe with all my heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God!
Jesus Christ is my Savior and my Lord! Because He lives, I shall live also!
The Resurrection and Life is my Lord and Savior! I shall never die!
I am a child of God! I am a servant of God!
I no longer live but it is Christ who lives in me!
To my last breath on earth, I shall not be disappointed or ashamed of my life!
I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me!
I rejoice always for I am blessed and highly favored!
With long life God shall satisfy me and show me His salvation!
In Jesus name