Passage: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10
It’s about this time in a semester (especially during the fall) that I start to get really down in energy. Tests, papers, and projects always wear down on me. I start really looking forward to Thanksgiving.
Why am I not more thankful for today? For the life I have now, and for the opportunities that are in front of me? If Jesus really did call us to have life and have it to the full, to what extent have I not taken him up on his offer?
Shows like The Real World give us a “peek into lives of other people.” Which, the executive producers assume, we’d rather do than live our lives ourselves. How long did it take me to realize that we’re letting other people live for us?
In Romans 12:11, Paul encourages Christians to not lose their zeal for serving God. And according to 1 Corinthians 10:31 (a verse I’ve quoted before) says whatever we do, to do it for God’s glory. Therefore, doesn’t it make sense to say that if we’re not living for God, we’re not experiencing life to the fullest?
In Life’s Little Instruction Book, instruction #322 is “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same amount of hours in a day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” An addendum to that: “Don’t waste the time you’ve been given.” I’m as guilty as anyone else of letting other people live life for me. It’s time for that to stop.
The cable is getting cut off tomorrow. But more than that…I’m going to try to stop living each day as if it’s a chore and live them like they should be lived. As I said before, I’ll live for God, and I’ll go through life with joy in my heart.