Sometimes we choose not to die, but are we choosing to live every day?

Getting caught up in the mundane ruts of life is so easy. It’s easier to hit the snooze button for a little more sleep than to get up and face the reality of our day. Part of the problem, at least for me, has been taking the little minuscule detours daily until we find ourselves far away from where we want to be.

One of the ways I am fighting back is by looking at every area of my life and evaluating my choices.

How am I spending my time, money, and effort?

If I continue on my path, will I accomplish my dreams?

It’s a bit overwhelming and painful to know the answer is no. I can list all my reasons and excuses, but I will no longer validate my failures and shortcomings. I didn’t give it my all. I didn’t put in the work. I would have figured it out if I had given it my all.

When we take responsibility for where we are right now, we can figure out where we want to go and how to get there.

Being a victim will not give me the kind of life I want to live. I don’t want just to survive my circumstances. I want to overcome them. The only One who can help me get there is God. He knows the way.

So today, I am spending some time with God. I want a new challenge. I want to make progress every single day of my life. I want to start something new on Monday. I don’t want to drift through my life and hope I get there.

The Bible tells us to be a doer of the Word instead of just a hearer. If we just listen to God’s voice without ever doing anything, we will miss out on all the good things He has for us. One of my greatest fears is to reach the end of my life with books, projects, and gifts still inside of me. I don’t want to die with all of my talents. I want to share them.

It keeps me up at night thinking there is something inside of me that someone else needs. I don’t want to be so selfish that I live only as a taker. I want to be such a beautiful giver.

I want to take the beautiful things God gives me and use them to bless others.

I don’t know what the next phase of my journey looks like. I will probably cry tears of happiness and frustration along the way. But I am now willing to work hard and do whatever it takes. I am ready to put my comfort aside to be in a place to help someone else.

After living most of my life in pain, it destroys me to see others in pain. So my heart desires to figure this out and teach others to do the same. God is about to teach us how to improve our lives and truly learn how to live for Him. The best is yet to come! Stay tuned, sweet friends.


Have a beautiful day!

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