5 Minutes After You Die

"Five minutes after we die, it will be too late to go back and redo our lives. Gazing into the eyes of the Christ we treasure, we'll know exactly how we should have lived. God has given us his Word so we don't have to wait to die to find out how we should have lived. And he's given us his Spirit to empower us to live that way now. Ask yourself: Five minutes after I die, what will I wish I would have done with the money and possessions God entrusted to my care: What will I wish I'd given away while I still had the chance? When you've come up with an answer, why not do it now? Why shouldn't we spent the rest of our lives closing the gap between what we are doing and what we'll wish we would have done for his glory?"

-Randy Alcorn, "Dethroning Money to Treasure Christ Above All," in For the Fame of God's Name.