The other day I asked someone, “Could you live the rest of your life the way it is now? The rest of your life could be today.” I have since thought about those words ever since I asked the question and made that statement. I’ve thought about it in every area of my life. I’ve thought about my marriage, my children, my purpose, my health, my insecurities, my faith, where we live…and more…I mean everything! To somethings, I could answer, “yes.” For others, it was a “maybe.” And somethings I said, “Nope.” But with every answer, I still knew there is opportunity for growth and change. I don’t want to stay “comfortable” in any area, but to be content and hopeful for a chance to thrive, and dig deeper.
As I got dressed today, I truly was in love with myself. Not in a conceited type of way, but in an, I am content and happy with who I am. I am a 4’10”, 158 lb. woman and I love me. Can I live the rest of my life this way? Absolutely! Do I want to live the rest of my life this way? I don’t know. I just know that this is not an area that I think about all day long. I know that I need to make healthy decisions and be as active as possible, but that doesn’t mean that I will be a 130 lb. woman, but if I were to be then….okay.
I also woke up not in time to attend church. Did this break me down…um no! Did I still wake up and thank God for today? Yes. Did I still pray? Yes. Did I still worship? Yes. I don’t do these things just on a Sunday, but every day. Do I still talk to other believers and have relationships with them outside of a “church”? Yep. Could I live the rest of my life this way? Yes. Do I want to live the rest of my life this way? Perhaps. I don’t know if I will ever join another “church” again but I do know I will always be around believers (we are the church). I want my faith to grow, and I will always honor God daily.
The reasons I am giving these examples is because I am truly in a different place in my life. A place where I am truly striving to live my best life. And again, my life could end right now, and I won’t have time to question what I did with my life. I want to live happy. I choose to live happy. I choose to put the negative at bay. Even if that negative is certain people or things. I choose to live my best life with Christ as my guide. Christ didn’t bring negative, He brought a beautiful, positive peace! His focus wasn’t on crap, but on life. He wasn’t worried about His waist line, outfit, hairstyle, his zip code or social status. He was focused on loving people and bringing life. That sounds like the best life to me. I encourage you to live your best life with Christ as your focus.
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 NIV
Smile and be a blessing!
If you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, say this simple prayer: Jesus, I ask you to forgive me of my sins. I believe that you came, died and rose again. I ask you to come, cleanse me, and live inside of me. Amen! You are saved!