We’ve been conditioned by the world to believe that life is just the BIG things. Turning 13, learning to drive, graduating high school, graduating college, getting a good job, getting married, starting a family, etc. But here’s the thing, what do we do in the meantime? Life is SO much more than just these events.
Life is made of days that turn to weeks. Weeks that turn into months. months that turn into years, years that turn into a lifetime.
We’re told in 2 Peter 3:10 that when Jesus comes back He’ll come like a thief in the night. Will we be ready? James reminds us of the fragility of life here on earth (James 4:13-15). Do our lives reflect that we are but a mist? Do we really take advantage of every opportunity that God gives us or do we waste so many chances doing things that don’t matter?
I’ll be honest, I’m not very good at this…I waste WAY TOO MUCH TIME doing things that don’t matter. I waste too much time wishing for the next stage in life instead of embracing where God has me now.
Our days may seem ordinary and mundane; completing the same tasks day after day. But let me ask you this. What would our days look like if we approached them as a gift? If we realized how much love and care and sacrifice went into planning even the most “boring” and “mundane” of our days?
We’re told that God had all of our days planned before we were ever conceived (Psalm 139:16). He loved us so much that He sent His Son down to this earth to take our punishment even though we were His enemies (Romans 5:6-11). Each thing that we go through in this life, both good and bad are designed for our good (Romans 8:28).
God isn’t just sitting up there in Heaven waiting for His children to arrive. He is actively working down here on earth. Enacting His good plan of redemption. Showing humanity His love and patiently leading us to Him (2 Peter 3:9).
What would our lives look like if we joined Him each day? Choosing moment by moment to find the joy right where we are. Seeking Him in all things, praising Him just because we can, and trusting Him to keep His word because He is faithful…
Until next time,