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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Stop Remembering September 11th.

Everyone is asking if you remember...
Do you remember where you were on September 11th, 2001?

I do, in fact remember.
I was sitting in my living room, holding my 5-month-old and staring at the tv in disbelief.

In some ways it seems like just yesterday, but then I feel like I have aged by dozens of years since then.

I looked up what remember meant, because it is all I have seen everywhere...
Remember 9/11
Never Forget 9-11
9-11 We Remember

It means: to have or keep an image or idea in your mind of something or someone from the past.

So in order for me to remember what happened on September 11, 2001 I have to keep it in my mind.

But doesn't life get so busy? Isn't it hard to remember the things you need to remember? How busy is your life right now? I bet you are trying to remember a hundred million things at a time!

Think about it. We are all remembering something!
There is some image or some idea in your mind at all times.
What is it?

It is so easy to stop remembering. It is so hard to keep something in my mind.

It's of course all about that phrase:
Intentional Living

I want to be remembering things that will 
drive me to action.

I want to remember something so that I will do something.

I don't want to just remember 9/11.
I want to remember 9/11 so that it will drive me to change.

Let's start there. Let's start remembering for a reason.

Start remembering that your kids are only kids for a short time...and cherish every moment.
Start remembering that a clean house is not as important as time spent with your family.
Start remembering that you have freedom in this country, and you should be thankful for it, not complaining about the way it's being run.
Star remembering that every breath you have is given to you by God, and you should use all your energy bringing Him glory.

So do I remember where I was September 11th 2001?
Yes I do.
But now...I need to stop just remembering it to say I remember.
I need to remember it and let it change my life for the better.

Stop remembering September 11th...
and doing nothing about it.

Start remembering September 11th...
and make it change you.

And start today. You never know when your last day will be.

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