Lately, my battle has included achieving balance. This is a topic that I’ve written about before; truly, I believe God continues to show me that this is a necessity in my life!
In various conversations with friends & family, I’ve realized even more that many of us are existing & not living our lives. Existing, to me, is going day-by-day, doing what we’ve always done, & not living our lives to the fullest extent God has designed us to. Living, to me, is enjoying life to the fullest, living out my dreams, & doing what God has called me to do. So how do I change my mindset to get there?
I think a lot of it has to do with living the quality of life God has designed for me as well. God wants us to live this life to the fullest extent possible. The Bible is full of Scriptures that indicate that he wants us happy (ex: Psalm 118:24 This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. NLT). So are we happy & joyful? Are we living this life with the quality that God wants us to? Some days I feel like “Yes, I am”. Other times, I’ve wonder where the day & time have gone.
Many of us get caught up in the quantity of life; for instance, having the best jobs, spending, wasting time, etc. Of course there’s nothing wrong with living an abundant life, but does the quality equate to the quantity that we have established? Does the quantity demonstrate existing only or living as well? I feel that quantity sometimes relates a lot to existing; it can easily intermingle with my thoughts on merely existing rather than living.
I’m seeking both from God; the balance is there somewhere. But in order to truly live this life to the fullest, He is my guide. He continues to show me the things I must do to get there. As we know, time is precious & we cannot get it back. I want to make the most of what God has for me, truly live, & have the balance that He’s designed for us to have.
So are you living or existing? Are you taking things, people, time, gifts, etc. for granted? Are you focusing on quality or quantity??
Until next time.
© Lisi P, 2011