Thursday, February 9, 2012

Live your Life.

Waiting for something to start or begin can be one of the most annoying things. Especially when you're excited. However, in almost every aspect of life there is waiting involved. Waiting to grow up, waiting to drive, waiting to be done school, waiting to be married, waiting to have children, waiting, waiting...waiting. Sometimes we concentrate so much on the waiting, on the looking forward to what's ahead that we can often forget what is right in front of us, in that moment. We forget that every day we have a life to live, when more often then not, we're looking ahead to what's next. I am especially guilty of this with wanting to get married and have kids and get on with my life. But my mum always told me that I'm wasting my life away, that I should just enjoying being where I am. Most of the time I ignored that, but looking back I should have heeded it more because life would have been so much better if i had just looked to the next day rather then the next year or next 5 years. :P

Sometimes I get to wondering if Jesus ever thought about waiting. If he ever thought about what would begin to happen when he turned 30. His ministry didn't start until he was 30, and until then he just lived his life. Did he ever want to do just hurry it up and get to it?? Probably, but not in the way we would. He might have been waiting to begin telling people about his Father and how they could be saved. The bible doesn't tell us much on what Jesus did before he turned 30 but it does say that he lived for his Father. He obeyed and had a relationship with his heavenly father even here on earth. Jesus was perfect, he had no flaws. So we know that he didn't just sit around and mope waiting for his ministry to start. Now, we can't ever be perfect but we can live our lives the way God made for us to live them. God doesn't want us to just sit around and wish our lives away, he wants us to live our lives to the fullest, day by day. And to live for Him! Even though sometimes, speeding it up seems so much better, but it isn't. Cause then we miss things, we miss moments in our lives that might have been great moments. Life was made for us to LIVE it, to take every moment and treasure it. Not fast forward through it, and pause and play it when we want to. So next time you want to just want to skip ahead to the next chapter, slow down and live the life that has been set for you. God is with us every step of the way, and when we sometimes need to wait for the next chapter to begin, he is waiting right there with us. Cause its not what we DO in life that defines us... it's how we LIVE.

"Turn up the music
Turn it up loud
Take a few chances
Let it all out
You won't regret it
Lookin' back from where you have been
Cuz it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did
It's how you live"
How you live - Point of Grace

1 comment:

  1. Hey Thanks for the great reminder Amy! So many of us or perhaps all of us fall prey to the waiting game...rather than living in the moment!