“But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend, I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:8-10
In this reading we see that God chose each one of us, that he is with
us and that we should not be afraid. If this is true then why are we
afraid to live life to the fullest, afraid to live passionately?
Death is a certainty, life is an option. Like a roller coaster, the
ride of life is full of ups and downs, twists and turns. It moves at a
fast pace and before we know it, it’s over. Our lives on earth are
temporal and finite. This fact can be discouraging causing us to miss
out on all this life has to offer or it can be liberating, allowing us
to take advantage of every moment and every opportunity and reminding
us to be all that we were made to be. The question is not will we die
one day, but rather are we truly living today!?
Each day we have to choose to live rather than put life off until
“someday”, we have to decide that today is the day we will fully
pursue our dreams or take that risk that we have been afraid to take.
Someday is today, not tomorrow, not the next day, but today we have to
choose to be the person God has designed us to be and determine to
become the person he wants us to become. Our time on this earth is a
precious resource that God wants us to live passionately through his
power. Tomorrow is not promised, but today is here. How are you
If you don’t live full out the way God created you, the world is going
to miss out! What the world needs is for you to become fully alive!
Throughout life we are confronted with opportunities to be bold, step
out in faith and passionately pursue those dreams and callings that
God has placed on our hearts. Often we are tempted to play it safe and
settle for so much less than what God has for us. But what if the only
way to experience this life the way God created it to be experienced
was to embrace those opportunities head on even if it was a little
scary? Then we can go back to Gods word where he says in Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be
terrified; do not be discouraged, for The Lord your God will be with
you wherever you go. Step out of your comfort zone, start living life
with passion. God is with you.
We watched Bethany Hamilton yesterday, she epitomizes what it means
to live life to the fullest and live passionately! In just two years
after losing her arm in a shark attack she won the surfing
championship. What talents has God given you? Are you using them to
the fullest? Are you living life every moment? Don’t wait for
someday…your someday is now!
*Taken from One Month To Live Bible Study