What does your typical day consist of? Do you get up and go to work or maybe stay home and take care of your family? In the midst of all that you do for everyone else, do you actually have a life? What do you do for yourself? Having a job that you go to every day is understood and so is staying home to be a homemaker but if that is all your life consists of, we have a problem. I titled this article ‘Get a Life’ because so many people in my path seem to live lives that revolve around others. I used to be that same way until I realized that my loved ones and friends lives should be a nice addition to my own. It should accent and compliment what I already love to do. This means that if they are not in the picture for one reason or another, I can still be content with doing me. Prior to meeting my husband, this was something that God dealt with me on in regards to mates. It seemed as though when I would date someone, all of a sudden my life became immersed with whatever they had going on. I specifically remember praying and crying out to God one day and He said as clear as day, ‘Get a Life’. I was a bit taken back because I thought I had a life, but when I sat down and deliberated for a moment I realized God was right, I didn’t. Yeah I went to work and even went church and took an occasional shopping trip here and there, but that wasn’t much of a life. I had to think about some things that I really loved to do, just for fun and do them. My goal today is to encourage you and really push you to go out there and have some fun. What is something you’ve always wanted to do but never got around to it? What’s holding you back? I’ll answer the second question for you, NOTHING. Go skydiving, ice skating, bungee jumping, white water kayaking, zip lining, travel the world! Whatever it is just do something. Life is too short to just stick to the same ole, same ole everyday all day.
An interesting piece that I wanted to add is directly related to the body of Christ. On numerous occasions I have talked to people about being saved and living for God and one of the first things that comes out of their mouth is that being saved looks boring. They don’t feel like they can have a relationship with Jesus Christ and have fun. I always laugh at this response because it couldn’t be farther from the truth. The unfortunate part about it though is that this is the image that is projected by people in the church and who claim to be saved all the time. Anytime somebody halfway talk about doing something that’s not read your bible they want to look down upon or condemn folks. Let me first say this, nowhere in the bible does it say that we have to read our bibles all day everyday. But my theory is this, examine your motives. I’m not gone look down on you. If you like to dance, do your thing cause so do I but does that mean you have to be in the club dancing until three in the morning every Saturday night, not so much. I had a blast when I was in the world, so I figure I’m gone do it even harder now that I’m saved. I just got a different partner. I’m rolling with Jesus now, so my approach is gone be a little more discrete. You might catch me in a dance class instead of in the club where the atmosphere is a little different. Whatever your thing is, examine your motives because when you accept Jesus into your life as your personal savior and begin to have a true relationship with Him, your spirit will become more sensitive to things and there will be certain places and certain things you won’t want to do anymore because you know that He is living inside of you. That being said, there are still lots of ways you can have fun and still be saved, many of which I listed earlier. Even if those things aren’t of interest to you find something that is and do it. Have fun. Get out and do something different. Get A Life. You’re worth it. And I promise you, God wouldn’t want it any other way. #iDeclare #getalife
Heavenly Father, thank you for this life you have given me. Help me to get a life. Show me ways I can go do fun things that I’ve wanted to do for a long time but never got around to it. I decree and declare that from this day forward my life will not revolve around other people. I will have fun. I will do something different and I will enjoy it. Thank you God for showing me that I can have fun and live righteous at the same time. In Jesus name, Amen.
John 10:10 KJV “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
Psalms 118:17 NLT “I will not die; instead, I will live to tell what the LORD has done.”