How would life look differently if each of us lived every moment intentionally, making the most of every opportunity in a life of love? How would my life and interactions be different?
I don’t usually make New Years resolutions, mainly because (for me) it could easily develop into an excuse for laziness. While examining lifestyle and habits yearly can be helpful and healthy, something more like weekly or monthly would look more realistic in my life.
Because when I choose to make a change, I really want to mean it, not just for today or this month or this year
Because I inevitably get tired, fall short, and fail.
If we are meant to live our moments intentionally, I don’t want to waste them with empty entertainment, useless worrying, or even just a harmless time-waster, like packing peanuts filling the holes in a chest of priceless treasure. My times are in God’s hands, and each one is a gift.
This New Year is a reminder to soak of the moments of joy, and not to take them for granted. A call to praise when I am exhausted and frustrated and desperately in need of wisdom. A step towards continued excellence when mediocrity begins to look tempting.
I will live, and God will be glorified. But how will I live in pursuit of that glory?
Not on my own…never on my own – this much is certain.
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children, and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God…be very careful then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Eph 5: 1-2, 15-16