What does that phrase mean? What does it mean to you? What does it mean to me?
What should it mean to all of us?
I am not sure. I know what I think it should mean and I know what the world tells me it should mean. But, really...what does it mean?
A Life Worth Living has so many meanings and variations of meanings that the possibilities are endless and mind-blowing. To ponder all of them would take a life-time and would render the thinker useless to anything else.
So, how do we find the answer?
Jesus. Simple? yes. Easy? Absolutely not.
Jesus tells us how to live a life worth living and yet we think it isn't enough. We think there has to be some world-renown acclaim to make our lives important. Or that we have to think of some great invention, business, etc. that saves the world as we know it for our lives to matter.
Yes, those are important and we need them but is everyone called to that? I sure hope not. I can't figure out how to keep the kitchen clean let alone create never before inventions for the benefit of the world.
What I CAN do is this. Figure out who God made me to be-my interests, strengths, weaknesses, gifts, talents, desires, dislikes, prejudices, opinions, and hold them to the Light of Gods' Word. If they stand up to what He deems right, then move ahead. If not, change them, get rid of them, ignore them.
I can also see each moment in my day as a way to live a life worth living. That person at Wal-Mart that is annoying me by being everywhere I want to be but slower? See them for a person that God loves and smile at them. Compliment their hair or clothes. Pray for them earnestly.
I can use my time at my job to impact people in small ways. You never know when a kind word or smile will matter to someone. If you see a person having a bad day/hard time, listen to the Spirit for a word to say to them. Or just hug them! God will show you when to speak to someone if you will listen.
I can see my children as gifts instead of burdens. I can give them the Word of God that shows them Who they are and how God sees them. Then, they can go out into the world and do that for other people.
I can chose to love my husband daily.
I can see the blessing of having a house and food because not everyone has those things.
I can choose to see the need around me and purpose to do something about it. It may be a small thing in the eyes of the world but to that person it means the world.
I can love fiercely even when it hurts.
I can see my own short-comings and know that even though they exist God will use me because He loves me and sees something good in me.
I can CHOOSE to live a life worth living. Every day.
A Life Worth Living is a life that was spent loving, seeing people, choosing love, choosing life, being in the moment, following God, encouraging others, blessing others, being blessed by others, and realizing the short-ness of this life.
We have but a moment on this earth, let's use it to Live a Life Worth Living.