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Deja Vu

August 26, 2010

The alarm went off this morning at 6:00 a.m., and I could see a gray figure moving towards our bedroom door through the dim light filtering through the vertical shades of our picture frame window. It was Sandra getting up to make our morning coffee. Immediately I felt this deep sense of déjà vu; the exact thing happened yesterday I said to myself. I was reminded of a scene in one of my favorite movies “The Matrix” when Neo, Morpheus, Trinity and the rest of the crew are heading for a safe spot to transport back out of the Matrix, when Neo says, “Huh, Déjà vu”; Neo watches as a cat moves through a doorway twice. Now everyone else knows that something major is wrong with the picture, but not Neo. He has yet to see the irony of the life he is living.

Today across America people are waking up to an alarm, drinking coffee, taking a shower, then getting dressed and headed to work. We work until lunch, eat with a friend or co-worker and try to focus on our work the rest of the afternoon. Then after work we drive home, maybe take your child to soccer practice, arrive at home for dinner and go to bed. Then we wake up and do it again. And we think cows are stupid?

When are we going to wake up? We must realize we are caught up in a system; a system created by us to keep us busy and moving towards something that most of us couldn’t define, the system teaches us that the only identity we have is in what we do. It is not true. You only have one life to live; will you allow others to dictate to you how you define success, or will you define the importance of your own life. God is waiting on you to become who you are!

Take the time to do this exercise. Write down three to five things that while lying on your death bed you would be comforted knowing these things were done. Focus on these things; this is life!

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  1. August 26, 2010 6:46 am

    Mike,

    Here is what God said to me when I ask him what he wanted to talk about this morning.

    Life. Life is short. Don’t wait to live, live now…

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