It is so easy to get caught up in making a life that you forget to actually live life. I sit here at my computer listening to the trees swaying in the cool breeze. Fall is here. I can feel it in my soul. Why is it that when Fall rolls around, we finally feel like we can slow down and start enjoying life? Summer always feels like we need to go, go, go and keep going all day until the sun goes down. When do we decide that making a life is not as important as living your life?
Are you living intentionally? What does living intentionally look like? First, Love God above all else. Second, Love yourself and others. Third, Pray. Seek God’s will in ALL things. Ephesians 5:10 says, “Find out what pleases the Lord.” I’d add to that, “and do whatever that is.” No one is perfect and thankfully we aren’t expected to be. But to live intentionally means to try to live as Christ-like as we possibly can.
Live your purpose. We all were created with a purpose! Wake up each day deciding to live the life you’ve always wanted! Don’t wish for something, strive to achieve it!
Do you want to write a book? Then start writing! Do you want to preach the good news to the world, preach it! Do you want to be the best mom and wife? Be present! Let your love be spoken and physically shown through actions! Live each day with purpose and passion.
We can get up each day and either decide that TODAY we are going to be happy no matter what comes our way OR we can decide to be grumpy and get just through it. It’s a lot easier to just be happy!
I am learning each day that I can be happy regardless of how I feel or what I am going through. You know why I have that freedom? Because He died for me. He died to take away the feeling that tells me, it’s not good enough if it’s not perfect. Things don’t have to be perfect to be wonderful! You don’t have to be perfect to live your best life. Just start living it each day with intention!
Matthew West has a song called, The Motions that popped into my head as I was writing this. I started singing it and thought, Yes! That’s exactly how I feel!! Living life for yourself, just going through the motions of the day to day isn’t living your life. It’s just surviving. Here are some of the words. Go listen to the rest of the song.
This might hurt, it’s not safe
But I know that I’ve gotta make a change
I don’t care if I break
At least I’ll be feeling something
‘Cause just okay is not enough
Help me fight through the nothingness of life
I don’t wanna go through the motions
I don’t wanna go one more day
Without Your all consuming passion inside of me
I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking
What if I had given everything
Instead of going through the motions?
I encourage you to live your life intentionally from this day forward. Wake up with a purpose. Live for God. Live in FREEDOM!! Give it all to Him and He will give it all to you!!