Friday, March 06, 2009

What's In A Life?

Well over the course of the last several days, I've been preparing to go back to school, and that in and of itself is a bit of work, but no big whoop, right? Sometimes we get so caught up in the big picture, that we miss what really makes a life.

It's not necessarily the house, or the job, how many committees you are on, or what groups you belong to. It's the sum total of all the little things, that go on during the day. The small battles, the little victories, the molehills, and valleys. Kids screaming through the house for God only knows what reason, the husbands ability to watch SportsCenter all day (even though it looks like the same show to me every time).

My life is full, very full in fact, although it seems as if I am constantly trying to cram more stuff in. This over stuffing of events, activities, things, can occasionally make me feel as if I have no life, like, 'what is all of this for, I have no life'. That is some really wrong thinking. If I just take a moment and step back to admire what I have, I will see how full, beautiful and fulfilling a life I do have. I have a 'life'. The fact that I am living, is in and of itself a gift. Add on top of that I have all the accoutrement to make it wonderful.

Don't take the life that you have for granted. Upgrading doesn't necessarily make things any easier. Stressing over what you can't control won't change anything either, it only makes you more anxious, and we have been told " Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God" -Phillipians 4:6 NKJV.

The life you have is an absolute blessing. You just have to make it the best one possible.

Be Blessed


Sarah said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. Reading your post also reminded me of another great verse. Jame 1:2 KJV "My Brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations."It amazes me that God wants us to count all our trials and tribulations as joy. Easier said than done, but a great thing to remember when we are facing tough times, not matter how big or small. Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day.

KR said...

That is so true, and such a beautiful sentiment. Thank you for that lovely reminder. :)


Shanta Hayes said...

Thanks ladies. Sometimes its so easy to forget how truly blessed we are.

QueenDBW said...

Thanks so much!! I love this post. I'll have to come back to it for a regular booster shot :-D