I want my life to come down to two words: I'm Yours.

I want my life to come down to two words:
I'm Yours.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

If Today Was Your Last Day


Wednesday is here. Which means that I'm going to take a look at another song. I listen to this track every night when I close up shop at Subway. It intrigues me. The reason? It's an incredible song, with an incredible message, but the musical group is not even Christian. In 2008 the rock group, Nickelback, wrote, recorded, and released an album with this song: "If Today Was Your Last Day".
This song has so much power behind it.. and it's more than just good thinking. If you know or have heard the song, please still read these truly amazing lyrics that follow:
My best friend gave me the best advice He said each day's a gift and not a given right Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind And try to take the path less traveled by That first step you take is the longest stride If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late Could you say goodbye to yesterday? Would you live each moment like your last Leave old pictures in the past? Donate every dime you had, if today was your last day? What if, what if, if today was your last day? Against the grain should be a way of life What's worth the price is always worth the fight Every second counts 'cause there's no second try So live like you're never living twice Don't take the free ride in your own life If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late Could you say goodbye to yesterday? Would you live each moment like your last? Leave old pictures in the past? Donate every dime you had? And would you call those friends you never see? Reminisce old memories? Would you forgive your enemies? And would you find that one you're dreaming of? Swear up and down to God above That you'd finally fall in love if today was your last day? If today was your last day Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart? You know it's never too late to shoot for the stars Regardless of who you are So do whatever it takes 'Cause you can't rewind a moment in this life Let nothing stand in your way 'Cause the hands of time are never on your side If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late Could you say goodbye to yesterday? Would you live each moment like your last? Leave old pictures in the past? Donate every dime you had? And would you call those friends you never see? Reminisce old memories? Would you forgive your enemies? And would you find that one you're dreaming of Swear up and down to God above That you'd finally fall in love if today was your last day?
Every time. Every time I hear this song, I'm blown away. Just think about those lyrics! What if? What if you didn't have another day. Another moment? What if God said, "Your time is done." Do you think you would have lived your life to fullest? Especially your last few moments? If today was your last day, how would you live?

2 comments:

  1. Thank you Quin. This is one of those reminders that is always needed.
    Those times when the thought of dying tomorrow concerns me, I know I haven't been living as if today was my last. Would we really waste so much time, if we really realized that the end could be closer than we think?
    On the flip side, how do you balance living as if today might be your last, but still preparing for the future? Lots to think about...

    Thank you!
    ~Rachel

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  2. I'm always so challenged by this. Regardless of whether this day is really your last, this is the last time you will ever have this day. Every second comes, and is gone. Thanks Quin.

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