Yes, I really do.
I do not know the idea you already have of what this article is going to be about but the truth is I need to love my life. I need to be content with how far God has brought me. I have noticed that for the last couple of weeks, I have been focusing my attention on the wrong things. The thing is, I graduate in July (by God’s grace) and I have been thinking a whole lot. I want to have a good job, live in a nice house and drive a nice car… you know now the kind of life the average guy dreams of, the one where he is all fresh and all the ladies are loving him and he is popular… you get the picture now right?
Truth is, you might see this as normal… I see it as unhealthy.
Luke 12:31- But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you (KJV).
I love the way The Message Bible puts it
Steep yourself in God-reality, God-initiative, and God-provisions. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
When I say I need to love my life, I mean I need to go back and focus on what is truly important. I am not saying that having a nice life is wrong. The problem wrong here is focusing on the nice life instead of the Father. God has said that if we seek him out totally, consuming ourselves in His reality, His initiative, His provisions, He will give us all that we need and more. All our human concerns and everything that we consider important will be giving to us.
I wish a lot and I am so thankful wishes do not come true. I wish for many things; money, fame, popularity… yes, I do. This past few weeks have me thinking, what do I want my life to count for? Is this what I my life to be about? Do I actually want to miss God’s amazing perfect plan for my life? Will coveting material things bring me the peace and satisfaction that I truly desire? Truth is I need to love my life. I need to love the life that Jesus died for on the cross of Calvary. He did not die for it so I can lay my treasures on earth. He died for it so that I can glorify His name and that of the Father. He died for it so that I can cast all my cares on Him because He cares for me. He wants to handle that aspect all I have to do is love Him and submit myself to His will.
I need to start loving my life… starting by loving God.