Live It Up

Life is such that one minute we are here, the next we are gone like the wind. The saddest part is that many of us are not making the most of this precious gift of life that the Lord has blessed us with.

Psalms 103:14-16:


14 For he knows how weak we are;
    he remembers we are only dust.
15 Our days on earth are like grass;
    like wildflowers, we bloom and die.
16 The wind blows, and we are gone—
    as though we had never been here.

 

We have become so wrapped up in all these #goals that many of us feel like we are semi-living because we haven’t achieved these goals. In doing so we fail to acknowledge the blessings raining down on us.

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Life is too short to be semi-living it until you reach certain goals or targets. Having goals is a very positive thing, however we need to learn to enjoy the journey as much as the destination. The reality is once you become this or that or get this or that you will want something else.

Many of us find comfort in Jeremiah 29:11 when it comes to our goals:

‘For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

We find comfort in knowing that the Lord has good plans for us. You may think you will achieve your goal by doing x, y, z. However God may have some very unconventional methods in store for you. But whatever, whoever, however he chooses to bring about those plans we have to trust in his will and remember that it is sovereign.

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The manifestation of the will of God in our lives is a process. This process will not always be comfortable and it takes us through trials and tribulations. In order to stay afloat during this process one has to find contentment and learn to enjoy the process of getting to the destination as much as the destination itself.

Even though we may be going through challenges each and every one of us has something to be grateful for. Often the bad outweighs the good, but even if it’s just one thing take a moment to say ‘Thank You Jesus’ for it!

I watched a very interesting video of a man sitting in a car wishing he had a helicopter. Someone else beside him in another car wishing they had his nice car. Meanwhile there was someone on a bike wishing they had a car. Another person at the bus stop wishing they had a bike whilst there was someone in a wheelchair wishing they could walk. This is the reality of life. The thing that you forgot to thank God for, someone is praying for right now.

Ecclesiastes 5:19:

19 … To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life—this is indeed a gift from God.

Whatever we have, whether big or small let’s not wait for certain outcomes to be happy. Enjoy what you have now and make the most of the experiences and challenges along the way.

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Life gets tough and we do find ourselves in situations where it’s almost impossible to see the bright side of things. At such times let us be encouraged to pray and ask the Lord to open our eyes to see the blessings through the storm.

Ecclesiastes 8:15:

15 So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them under the sun.

 

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