Lately, I have become so aware of mortality. Yes, death is really the blunt way to say that. We die. We all do. Before my church aunties come for me, let me clarify this. What I mean is the body will at one point stop performing the normal body functions; I am not talking about the Spirit man. We can get a bit technical with these terms but I’ll keep it simple in this series.
I know this is a sensitive topic since many people have lost loved ones through the COVID season. But it’s real.
So many reasons make mortality real to me. Maybe it’s watching Grey’s Anatomy or maybe it’s reading the late Paul Kalanithi’s book – ‘When breath becomes air’. Or maybe it’s empathizing with my friends who’ve lost loved ones. Maybe it’s receiving some material things that I did not have growing up and still realizing, it’s fleeting. All of it. Everything on this earth will only help us enjoy life down here but once the body gives in to death, that’s it. It doesn’t matter anymore.
As a Christian, mortality then awakens the hunger for purpose within me. We all know that material things are fleeting but aren’t we the same people that preach the prosperity gospel? Don’t get me wrong, I am not in any way bushing wealth and material resources. But I am bushing it when it becomes the primary focus.
Yeah, I am going to die one day, and so are you. So, are you living out what God has created you to live out? Are you bringing His will here on earth? Or do you simply get up, secure your bag, have a good time and move on to the next day?
Mortality coupled with purpose makes me wanna be aligned more than anything else. Makes me want to be at the right place at the right time. Because God’s depending on me to do that and shift things down here for Him.
Are you where you ought to be? Are you with whomever you ought to be with? Are your interactions purposeful? Have you been spreading the good news or are you too scared to speak out? Are getting sucked up in pop culture and finding cool yet you’re losing God?
It’s a bunch of things I plan on writing about in this mortality topic that we have started today so indulge me friends.
For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.