Thursday, August 8, 2013

Get A Life

What are you doing with your life? It's a menacing question. Some might get offended, "Who are you to ask me what I'M doing with MY life?" But it's a question Christians should be asking each other daily. WHAT ARE WE DOING WITH OUR LIVES? Are we living each day to the fullest? Or are we falling prey to the monotony of the daily grind?Are we doing everything we can to make a difference in our world? We should be. So many people have so many reasons, "Well, my job ties me down. So I can't do much for God." "My children take up all of my time." "I try to talk about God, but nobody listens." The list of lame excuses continue on and on. You can make a difference in the world without being an international evangelist, bestselling author, recording artist, etc. God doesn't expect us to impact every person in the WHOLE world, He expects us to impact the people in OUR world. You don't have to be a public speaker or stellar writer to make an impression. Live for God, surrender even the most mundane moments of your life to Christ. HE will make the difference. When people see the way you treat your children in the grocery store, they will notice. When you smile at someone at work who really grinds your gears, and wish them "Good morning", people will notice (I need to work on this one). When people see you tackle even the most basic of daily activities with joy and patience, they will notice! Believe me, encountering a truly joyful person in this world is like finding a daffodil in the desert. It is an experience people remember.

In the Bible, humans are compared to sheep. A. LOT. We're followers. It's what we do. A new trend comes out, and a herd of people throw down their life's savings to fit in. When there's something interesting to see, a flock of humans gather around to check it out. The same goes for a variety of actions in life. If someone sees you behaving in a godly manner in your daily life, they're likely to pick up some of your Christ-like habits. Others will pick up on their newly found good behavior, and on and on. Before you know it, a whole crowd of people are serving others in their community because of the one time you cared for someone else.

Every action you make every day of your life can have an eternal impact. Don't let the constraints of your current circumstances hold you down. Get out there. Life your life. Make a difference.

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