$50,000,000 or a Chance to Start Over!

shutterstock_301473029An old friend I had not seen for years asked “the question” in the middle of a casual lunch.

It came out of nowhere.

He set down his coffee cup looked directly at me and said,

“Ken, if you were given the opportunity to choose between getting a tax free check for $50,000,000 (that’s 50million!) today, or you could go back to age 5 (that’s five)  and live your life again knowing all that you have learned during your 70 (that’s seventy) years on earth, which would you choose?”

I pondered the question for days…


$50,000,000!!! That’s a hunk of change.

In whatever time I have left, I would not have a single financial worry.

All my grandchildren could be assured a college education.

I would have enough leftover to help so many people.

I could afford a pair of skinny jeans!

-OR-

An amazing chance to live my life again.

I could live my life not making some of the mistakes I made the first time around.

I would already know the secrets to success.

I would realize from the beginning the value of trusting and following Christ.

I would be cute again!

Finally I made my decision. But I am not going to tell you what it is until my next blog post.

First, I want to know what you would decide and why.    

BTW this is not a test there is no perfect answer. [reminder]