There’s a lesson in everything. I feel like Forrest Gump when I say this, but life is a lot like “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” I watched the hit ABC television show Tuesday night. It struck me as very interesting how similar the push for $1 million dollars and the race of life truly are.
Regis and his questions represent the happenings of life. Like the questions, some of life’s issues are extremely easy to deal with, some not so easy. The answers to some questions are worth more than others.
The $125,000, $250,000, $500,000 and $1 million questions might be something like:
How did you treat your wife today?
Did you make time for your kids or did you spend all day at work?
Did you stop and talk to God today? Even for two minutes?
What did you do to share the Savior you claim gave you the most important thing you ever accepted?
The questions get more and more difficult as time goes by. The “hot seat” gets hotter and hotter. When the real tough questions come, are we willing to put aside our pride and ask for a “lifeline” or will we try to solve all the puzzles alone? Will we “ask the audience” and seek the wise counsel of men and women who have been through the same dilemmas we face? Will we “phone a friend” who would know best where the answer could be found?
In the same manner Regis hands the winners a check, God hands us blessings when we earnestly seek him. What will we do with the winnings? How will we invest them?
If you’re reading this, then you’ve been given another day. Yesterday’s decisions don’t have to be your “final answer.” In fact, you don’t even have to sit in the hot seat. Jesus sat there for you. He answered all the questions correctly. He’s waiting to present you with the ultimate prize.
Will you accept it?
"The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice." - Proverbs 12:15