If you’ve been to a teenage social party before, you will then know something about musical chairs. It always start with a convenient numbers of participants but the available chair would be one less than the number of participants. A music will start the event, the participants would danced round the chairs and abruptly, the music will be stopped and the participants will scramble for a seat. A participant will find no chair to seat on, and the individual will be out of the event. One chair will also be taken out and the participants will repeat dancing procedure to compete for a seat. This procedure will continue until it will remain one chair in the center of the gathering for the last two participants to contend for. This is where the excitement is. This is the peak of the fun. The two contenders want to win. It is not the prize that matters now. Both of them want to win but only one of the two will take the seat. The time length of the music is indeterminable. It may stop anytime. Therefore the last two participants do not dance far away from the chair. They keep a very close proximity to the only chair. Their eyes focusing on the chair and they are eagerly ready to swing into action to contend for the seat when the music stops.
And suddenly, the music stopped. The chair creaked amidst the struggle of the two. One sat on the chair the other did not. A winner emerged, and a loser emerged. Obviously, the winner would be happy and the loser sad. A fraction of a second is between winning and losing, as it is always a step between life and death. The loser will wish to have the rerun of the show but it is no longer possible. The die is cast. The history has been written. “This is only a play,” some people would say. Yes, it is, and it is also a true lesson of life.
At the highest point of your heart, there is a chair. The music of your life is on with its sweet melody. There are two contenders desiring to occupy this chair. Whoever occupies it is the lord of your life. One of them came through the door, he’s peaceful, loving and kind. The other came through the window he’s rude, hostile and wicked. The first has life to give abundantly and the other came to steal and to kill and to destroy. The first is appealing with an open hands, to help you lift off the burden of your life, the other is luring you with enticement to add to the burden of your life. The key to the door that leads to the precious chair is in your hand and you have an important decision to make.
If the music of your life suddenly stops today will you secure a seat in the kingdom of God? Will you emerge as a winner or a loser? You are a winner if Jesus Christ is the Lord of your life and the King shall say to you “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.” You are a loser if Satan is the lord of your life and the King shall shut the door of His Kingdom against you and tell you “Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” God did not create you to be a loser. In fact, He wants you to win the race of your life. For this reason, He gave you His only Begotten Son. “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20
The Bible has the winning tips of which some are strongly recommended. “Look (focus) unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.” If you look unto Him you will see your sinful life and helplessness in the mirror of God. The genuine repentance of those sins will open the door of salvation because they that looked unto the hung bronze snake in the wilderness were delivered. In musical chairs contest, the winner always keep a close proximity with the chair, therefore walk in a close-knit relationship with God because they that walked with God in obedience and in truth do not see corruption. Position yourself in the winning strategy of God by walking in the light of His word because “His word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.“ Let your first option, your instantaneous responses, in thought, in speech and in action be in the divine will of God. Not all that call me Lord, Lord will see the kingdom of Heaven, except those who do the will of my Father.
The important things to remember are; He who endures it to the end will be saved. The crown of righteousness is for those who finished the race. The bosom of Abraham is reserved for the overcomers. The mansion above is for those he found faithful in Him when He shall come back.
Please read the following Bible passages:
Matthew 10:22; 25:41; II Timothy 4:7-18; Luke 16:22-24
John 10:10; 14:1-3; Revelation 3:20-21; Psalm 119:105