When we live for Jesus and give our life to him we will certainly have ups and downs...We are human aren't we. Life is both a mixture of beautiful and sad. Sometimes we have to sober up and I don't mean from strong drink. Sometimes we become intoxicated with life and things. Things that can absorb the best part of us if we are not careful. Sometimes we have to snap out of it. To snap to attention and realize what are the most important things in our life. The most important things are not things after all but people. People who God has allowed to cross our paths. People who we have been given the opportunity to influence and witness to. People who have been entrusted to us by someone greater than we are. What if that person we meet was sent to us for hope. What if we could make a difference in their life. What if that one word we say could win them for eternity. What if we let that brief encounter slip through our hands and laugh and joke and say nothing? We have been given a great job, a sober responsibility. Yes we laugh and joke and have fun. We love being funny and having people laugh and want them to like being around us but even during laughter we should have that little voice in the back of our minds whispering win them...Pray for them...Reach them... And if they walk away the same we should feel sadness. We are after all the people of God and our whole mission here is to make a difference. To save our dying world. To reach the lost. To spread the gospel. So I say to myself , self....Sober Up!!!! .I will not be content until I have won a thousand souls...no ten thousand...no a million...no a ..............
1 Thessalonians 5:6
"Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober."