I had a good friend pass away recently that made me think about life. He lived a good life, he was in the military and traveled the world, had an awesome wife, kids, and grand-kids. He was older and getting close to retiring age; my husband and I would tell him we were going to retire when he did. We had dreams of what we would do and where we would go when we retired. We also played the lottery with him, planning what we would do with the money when we won.
Well, we didn’t get the opportunity to do any those things with our friend. He got cancer and passed before his time. Now I look at my life and I want to enjoy it like he did; there are so many things I want to do. I want to be what my Father created me to be. I want to do His work. I want to travel, I want to see all the beautiful places He created.
Life is so valuable, yet we are wasting it away. We are just trying to make it through the work week, but there is so much more. Do not let the repetition of life take the joy from the moments we have each day.
We have been blinded and distracted by a thing called LIFE, instead of living it.
Now is the time to start living. We need to be bold and turn our God-given dreams into reality. Stop waiting for the perfect time, there is no perfect time but let God lead and guide you; He will give you the desires of your heart.
Here are four scriptures to help remind you to live your life:
Ecclesiastes 3:12 (MSG) – I’ve decided that there’s nothing better to do than go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life.
Luke 12:19 (GW) – Then I’ll say to myself, “You’ve stored up a lot of good things for years to come. Take life easy, eat, drink and enjoy yourself.
Romans 13:11 (MSG) – But make sure that you don’t get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day obligations that you lose track of the time
Matthew 6:25 (NLT) – That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life
Father, thank you for the awesome gift of life you have blessed us with. Give us the boldness to follow the dreams and desires of our heart. Let us not be blinded by life but help us to live our life!
In loving memory of Jim Cannarozzo