“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
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Life can be either Heaven or Hell for most of us. It may throw us into a curve, or sometimes, if we get lucky ( as most people say), the paths toward our dreams and aspirations are as smooth as an urban highway- asphalt and wide lanes to give you enough space to navigate through changing courses. How easy Life would be if it were like that, but it isn’t.
Whatever tide Life’s oceans are in, it is entirely up to us to decide whether we sink, float aimlessly, or swim towards the shore. Our reaction to our circumstances determine whether we have the strength to live it or just let it be, que sera sera. At this point in time in my life, I am torn between what the world considers normal and what the Bible teaches about God’s holiness and righteousness. It is tiring to put yourself in a situation to try and understand why something happened the way it did when you thought it could never transpire. But then again, everyone has a choice, and each choice comes with a blessing or a consequence. I just pray and pray fervently that whatever decision I make, I won’t regret choosing to do it.
Christ wants us to live Life to the fullest. A full life does not necessarily mean having a beautiful house, a fancy car, a successful business, or the luxury of time and leisure to travel for traveling’s sake. Sometimes living Life to the full means having quality time with your family, a few good friends, and most of all, time with God. A moment spent with the Lord is better than being in the company of business tycoons. A second in God’s presence is better than an hour spent watching the latest movie. Time spent with Him is of priceless worth because it is in His will where we are safest.
As a Christian, every choice we have is vital to our spiritual growth. May we always choose to choose what is right than good, to choose the eternal over the temporary, and to choose to respond to Life’s challenges with self-confidence and faith.