Monday, October 03, 2011
Life. What is it? What is it to you? For some it's a sentence because they make poor choices, live selfishly, and have no purpose or meaning. For others, it's all they have, because this life is all they live for and look forward to. For still others, it's a blessing, too short, and not be taken for granted.
We have no promise of tomorrow, everyday of life is a gift. Some spend their life trying to disprove that we were created and coming up with all sorts of reasons why there is not creator, though I beleive it takes alot more faith to be a true agnostic or atheist, than it does to believe in a creator.
Life. It's fragile, yet human beings can be some of the most resilient people. Life is short, but some people it drags out because they seek no divine calling or purpose to their lives. Life is unpredictable, but yet predictably many people seek bitterness instead of healing, negativity instead of hope, and revenge instead of forgiveness. Life means living, yet many people choose not to truly live. They have unhealthy habits, relationships, life styles that are slowly killing them and molding and shaping them for a life of regret.
People waste life. They waste talent, money, resources, relationships, and opportunity to love, to be honest, to do the right thing, and make a positive difference. Intstead of making the world a better place, they add to the problems of the world. Instead of overcoming their past, a problem, or an addiction, they continue to live out the wreckless, destroying cycle of pain.
We need to enjoy life. We need to embrace life. We need to take advantage of our life. Whether we live 10 years or 100, every day is a chance to do good, enjoy life, and make the world a better place. No matter who we are, even if we were born or raised in bad circumstances, we should not let those things define us. Maybe you were raised poor, but you can be rich in kindeness. Maybe you were born into abuse? You can live as an example of healing and forgiveness. Maybe you've experienced a great loss of a loved one and you've stopped living? You can start living a life that honors their memory and still be there for those still living.
There are many reasons and excuses people waste life, ruin lives, and and don't enjoy life. Probably a many reasons/excuses as there are people in the world. But, my point today is God created LIFE. God created life for a purpose. A reason. God created us in His image, for His purpose, and for His glory. Did you know you were created to bring pleasure and enjoyment to the creator? Just like a painting, a drawing, or a sculpture our creator shape and molded us for His pleasure. He gave us life, breathed it into our nostrils so that we would have life. He sent Jesus to die for our sins, because we are all sinful by human nature and can't be perfect on our own. Jesus came to give us live and life to the fullest(Jn 10:10).
You are not a mistake, a mishap, and you werent created randomly. You aren't a big bang, a monkey, or some other cosmic or weird fantasy creation. You and I were created by a creator. THE God, not just any random person or thing, but THE God. Your life is precious, valuable, and purposeful to God and it should be to you. The thing is even though God gave us life and life on this earth, this life and this place is only temporary.
We do not life this life for this world, for our own pleasures or agenda, God created us in this life to prepare us for eternity. He wants us to enjoy this life, it's pleasures, relationships, etc..but if your life is only about this life alone, or you are wasting it with only pain and suffering, you are missing the point of life. Live your life. Live your life with God in mind.
So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun.