There is so much in life to write about, everyday is a new journey, every day offers new lessons and insights into life. I often find myself throughout my day wishing I could record my thoughts…my emotions at the exact moment that I feel them. Why? Because that is life, living in the moment, feeling at all times, thinking deeply, and not living this life in vain. Why should we mindlessly wander the earth and waste our lives? Each breath is precious and there is purpose all around us. The greatest tragedy would be to regret our wasted lives and wasted moments….we have a GOD who died so that we could live…so live we must.
Each person lives a unique life. No one will ever live that exact life. No one. Just that person. Others will do the same things we do, but that does not make each moment of our life ordinary….because we have a chance to do it uniquely, as only we would do it. Because of this we each learn lessons and live experiences which define who we are and what we have to offer. What do I have to offer? Should I look around me and simply choose what I want to offer? No, it is already chosen through the life I live and the places I have been. My choice is to embrace the life I have been given and live it, to learn great lessons, to feel great emotions, to think great thoughts…and to share them with those around me. I believe a principle in the Bible is to live. I believe we are called to engage at every moment, to make the most of each moment, to look around and absorb the goodness of God and the amazing providence of every minute of every day. I hate the feeling that my mind has disengaged and I am on autopilot, what a horrible way to live life…what a waste of life. Lord, help me to live with purpose and not waste the life you have given me.
(Written February 19, 2007)