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April 26, 2012
Do you take the time to reflect on the incredible things God has done in your life, both big and small?
Do you offer the same forgiveness to others that God offers to you? Do you offer that forgiveness to yourself?
Do you take the time to stop being so serious about your life long enough to laugh and just enjoy what is around you?
Do you spend too much time planning, organizing and running yourself wild that you do not really enjoy your life?
Do you spend so much time planting flowers that you do not stop long enough to smell the roses already planted? Do you give yourself time to just breathe it all in?
Do you take the time to remember the love of God, the worth He has stored in you and the value of those around you?
Do you seek to discover new things each day that allow you to really “taste” life? More importantly, do you take the time to discover who God is on a daily basis?
Do you let yourself try new things and experience new adventures? Do you always stick to the same ol’ same ol’ and never let your taste buds change?
Do you pride yourself in being so logical that you don’t actually let yourself feel anything? Does your brain decide your next step without negotiation of how your heart feels?
Do you take the time to invest in those around you and try and understand how they feel? Do you seek to know more so that you can really relate and help those around you?
Do you give your time, effort, money, energy and love to things that matter? Or will the efforts that you invest in have no eternal value?
Do you spend your time loving those around you or breaking them down? Do you keep your walls up so high that no one can love the very depths of who you are?
Can you tell I am in over analytical mode today?! Exam time = Brain in overdrive.
But really, I started thinking about everything and in the midst of making it so complicated, I realized it is often the simple questions we fail to answer.
Go through each of these questions and really be honest with yourself- what does consume your day and therefore direct your life? Do you give yourself enough time to breathe that you would even have a chance to discover, try or understand something new?
Life is short but oh SO sweet. So, before you look back and wished you had, act now and be glad you did.
So elementary. But SO not.
Now don’t spend so much time analyzing these questions that you don’t take the time you have left in TODAY to do some of them. The more you breathe and enjoy life, chances are the more you will feel and love and discover and etc….you get what I mean.
Life with Jesus is simple . The world makes it hard. Therefore, living a life for Jesus in this world ain’t easy. Take one day at a time and remember we were created to THRIVE, not survive.
All in all, life is good. Are you livin’ it right?
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