Ecclesiastes 3:9 (MSG)
9-13 But in the end, does it really make a difference what anyone does? I’ve had a good look at what God has given us to do—busywork, mostly. True, God made everything beautiful in itself and in its time—but he’s left us in the dark, so we can never know what God is up to, whether he’s coming or going. I’ve decided that there’s nothing better to do than go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life. That’s it—eat, drink, and make the most of your job. It’s God’s gift.(source)
It is so refreshing to read the verse above and know that God intended for ME to enjoy life; that it is a gift, not to be wasted. It is so easy to get caught up in irrational thoughts, impulsive actions, and become trapped in the materialistic and sexual norms of the world. But being able to immerse myself in the Word of the Lord allows my soul to escape the pressures and temptations I face everyday!
I spent the day kayaking and floating down the Savannah River yesterday with some really cool people. I was able to laugh and smile and thank God for giving me the opportunity to fellowship with other believers and just have fun. To me the hardest part about life is allowing myself to have fun. I have so many responsibilities daily that I often feel guilty if I allow myself to laugh, smile, or do something I enjoy, because I feel l like I am wasting time, when there is a million other things I could be doing. The truth is, those things can wait. God instructs us in the verse above to “eat, drink, and make the most of your job” and that is what I intend to do on a daily basis.
The actuality of life is that is goes by WAY TO FAST to take it for granted. It goes by way to fast to not tell someone you love them every chance you get. It goes by way to fast to not live in the moment. It goes by way to fast to waste, I repeat WASTE, time staying mad at someone or holding a grudge.
So, today with a heart filled with love, a mind filled with knowledge, and a burning passion to exist for the mere purpose to glorify Christ, I choose to make today awesome!