It’s Just Gonna Be You Standing Before God
February 16, 2010, 12:19 am
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When you step into eternity and stand before God there will be no one beside you to account for what you did with your gifts, talents and dreams.

Your parents, your kids, your friends, your spouse might be in the crowd, but you’ll be standing there solo.

Just you.

And God.

“I meant to write that book God, but my parents, husband, kids, and friends kept me from it!”

You think that’ll fly? (Don’t misunderstand. I’m not saying God is going to be angry. But there might be some sadness as you think about what might have been.)

“ I wanted to take that trip, start that friendship, mend that relationship, volunteer at that organization …”

I think we all have a purpose. A destiny. A specific task God has told us to take action on. But we get distracted. Okay, I know you don’t. But I do. All the time.

I have to remind myself almost daily to block out all the things others are asking me to do—tell them no—and focus on my calling.

Is that selfishness? No it’s obedience.

Most of my life I haven’t been obedient to my calling. I’ve let myself down. I’ve let God down. But it’s changing. These days I’m learning to take more action every day.

How ’bout you?


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So good, Jim. So true.

Comment by Nicole

In my belief God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are 3 seperate individuals. It will be me standing before God with all my mistakes, but Jesus will be beside me to help me, lift me, and to give me strength as he speakes to his Father on my behalf. Knowing all my good as well as my sin. He suffered and died for me. And yes I, if I have not repented will pay for my sins. But what comfort this gives me to know that he will be there for me until the end.…
BTW– I loved your book Rooms. It spoke to a part of me that few things inn this world do. I feel you were guided by our Father in Heaven to share your message.
I read it on my iPhone through the kindle app. The editing was not done
very well. But it did not take away from the joy I felt as I read the message. Thank you very much. I plan on giving my family your beautiful work as Christmas presents this year.

Comment by Karra Iverson


SO glad you liked it!

Made my day,


Comment by jimrubart

Hey Jim, Met you at BnN personalizing your books. You said you knew of a good read and handed me your book (which I didn’t know at the time was yours). Funny:-) I’ve read it and it was very moving. God truly spoke to me through out it and I need to go back now and do some deeper probing. Thank you. You were right, it is a good read:-) But even more, it is life transforming if one is willing. Oh, BTW, tell Barnes and Noble to check out page 92 – maybe that will assuage their indignance over not having a link on your site;-)

Comment by Kim


I’m so glad you took the time to write. It’s pretty forward to recommend my own book … my only defense is I believe in it.

You made my day,


Comment by jimrubart

Iam currently reading your book “Rooms” WOW . WOW ! . I love it . You are truly gifted . The little voice inside me has always said write …write ….. it is my passion , dream etc. and I’m so very scared to “find the time ” to write .I don’t know why . maybe by the time i finish your book I will have found the courage to try my hand . I was very moved to read the story about you and your dad . So many times that disease will destroy , not bless . God Bless You.

Comment by Cyndi Hickman

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