Stop Enduring and Start Living

As humans, we wish our lives away.  We’re constantly looking forward. We’re constantly awaiting the next milestone in our lives.

“I can’t wait until I’m 16!”

“I can’t wait until I’m 18!”

“I can’t wait until I’m 21!”

“I can’t wait to be married!”

“I can’t wait to retire!”

Why are we always “can’t waiting”? Why are we always more eager about the day that’s coming (hopefully) than the day that we are blessed to be living right now?

The only future we need to be living for is our Heavenly future.  Apart from that, we need to start living for today.  It’s not a new concept.  We’re surrounded by its suggestions: “Live in the moment”, “live for right now”, and the most eloquently stated, “YOLO”.

As much as we hang the quotes on our walls and–questionably wisely– tattoo them to our bodies, we sure don’t live their meanings.

We need to stop “getting through” the days we’ve been given.  We need to stop enduring and start living.  We need to stop counting down the days until the weekend and start treating every day as the blessing it is.

Every single moment is an opportunity to truly live.  It’s an opportunity to compliment, give a hug, climb a tree, have a coffee date, conquer your fear of heights, or rob a bank.  (Kidding. Just checking who’s paying attention.)

You have breath in your lungs because the Lord isn’t through with you yet.

Jesus didn’t come to this world so we could have life and have it to the full on the weekends and on vacation.  Jesus came for abundant life every day.  John 10:10 says so.

So be overwhelmed with gratefulness for the gift of today that you have been given.  Praise God that He has more in store for you.

Now, get off your computer, iPad, or phone.  Start living.

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