Thursday, September 23, 2010
What Do You Want Your Life To Be About?
I want to know that my children and grandchildren value me because of the time I invested into them. I want to know that I tried to help as many people as I could who crossed my path in life. I want to feel content knowing that I gave “my” time to God and let Him handle the scheduling. I don’t want to look back and see that I was busy with time wasting things…but rather God-causes. I want to see that I made a difference in the lives of those around me.
I think everyone wants their lives to matter. The hard part is not getting distracted by other things. Jobs, social commitments, hobbies, finances, and other stresses can so easily consume all of our time. We fail to see that in the process, they are pulling us away from a destiny and purpose that God may have in mind for us.
Look at your normal weekly schedule. What is it full of? Is that just a season or phase in life or has it been that way for a few years now? If it has, maybe it’s time for a change. It’s so easy to get comfortable with the way things are – but often times we don’t feel fully “alive” and engaged in life because we aren’t fulfilling the call that God has for us! We either overlook it, avoid it, or ignore it. It’s easy to do when that call may scare you.
But we only get one chance at this thing called life. We only have this shot in life to matter – to make our lives count. If your heart is being pulled for the orphans in another country, do something about it! If you wish you could be a part of something larger than yourself, stop wishing and do something about it! God gave you that desire for a reason. I promise you, giving of yourself is the most freeing feeling you’ll ever have when it’s done unselfishly and with abandon.
What do you want your life to be about? When you’re getting older in your years and you look back on your life – will you have made it an adventurous story by thrusting yourself into the opportunities that were presented to you? Or will you simply sit by quietly in a chair and wish you’d done more, seen more, and experienced more? Ask God today to show you and lead you where He wants you. Ask Him to help you make the most of your life. I promise you – He will.