There are certainly other questions that could be raised, but those ten should give all of us plenty to think about and consider. I encourage everyone to take some time right now to ponder these questions.
Additionally, I'd like to share a poem that relates to several of the questions above. It's entitled: "Too Busy."
Although I do not know the author of the above poem, the message communicated therein is outstanding. There are many things in this life that are not wrong in and of themselves (e.g., working to provide for one's family, recreation, pursuing a hobby or interest, etc.). In fact, these things--and many others--are good when they are properly balanced in one's life (there is a time for everything - Eccl. 3:1-8). But, when we allow anything or anyone to interfere with our service to the Lord, then we've made a terrible mistake. God demands that we put Him first (cf. Matt. 6:33). We must put selfishness to death, take up our crosses, and follow Him and His example (cf. Matt. 16:24). We must live for Christ and not for self (cf. Gal. 2:20).
As the new year dawns, the reality is that this year will be the last year of life for over fifty million people on our planet. Will you be of that number or will you live to see many more years? Only the Lord knows the answer to that question. Let us love and serve the Lord as if each day was our last.