Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Two Years to Live--What Would You Do?

#Timepressure #Prioritites #Twoyearstolive

My friend Cammie had some great advice when I whined to her about time pressure and discombobulated priorities. She asked, “If you knew you had only two years to live, how would you be spending your time?” My answer was immediate: “I would not be cleaning house!”   

What I would do, however, if I knew I only had two years left is:  

  • Spend more time with my family
  • Tell everyone I met about my Jesus, and
  • Publish as many heart-warming articles, stories, and books a possible. 
This little exercise helped me see where my heart lodged, and what means the most to me.

Now it's your turn. If you knew you had only two years to live, what would you do with those 104 weeks, 730 days, 15,330 hours?


  1. If I only had two years to live, I'd surround myself with family and friends, old and new, and laugh, eat, travel, pray, celebrate, and dance. (And I am not a good dancer, but the rest of the stuff I can manage!) I think I'd write more, too, because I wouldn't have a "later" to put writing off to. Last, I'd travel to Israel--a place I'd like to tour and embrace before I depart to meet my Maker.

    I love the image of Jesus you chose for this post. Enjoy your week!

  2. If I knew I had two years to live, I would write more, not get distracted by games and such. I would take a few months to travel to parts of our nation that I have not seen. I would spend time with those friends I value the most. I would reread the books that brought me the most comfort and guidance. I would NOT mourn over my fate. I would NOT get upset about the things someone might do to me. I would NOT be overly concerned about things I couldn't change. I WOULD stay close to Jesus and God's Word.

  3. I am weird ... I would still want to clean house. :)


  4. Hi Jeanette! So nice to find your blog today, and this interesting question.

    Well, no more dieting! Yay! I also think I would worry less about keeping up appearances, and do more appearing at church, flop on my knees, and travel, travel, travel.

    So good to meet you! I hope you'll stop by and see me sometime too.

  5. I would do much the same as you~

  6. In reality, we do have to ponder such real life questions sometimes. Actually, I would pray first, then I would get the house....get my things in order, then I don't know what I'd do -- yes, spend time with family, maybe fulfill a last minute wish or two, visit the sick and the homeless, and share the good news....maybe I could write too....if I had the time. Each day is a gift from God--we don't know how many we'll get--spend every day for His glory.


Oh, it's YOU! I'm so happy to see you here today, and look forward to reading your comments.