Friday, May 06, 2005

One of those life questions

Here's a question for you:

Do you live your live by deciding what you want in life or what you don't want?

In other words, do you have goals, aspirations, desires, hopes that you work toward? that you give your all to? When you work on it, does it make you feel happy, fulfilled, blessed?

Example: I love God. I want to serve him.

Or do you live your life just trying to avoid the things you don't want in life. In other words, what is the least amount I have to do to avoid getting roped into, obligated to, guilted into, becoming responsible for something that when you do get caught up in, gives you knots in your stomach, indigestion, and a big headache.

Example: I don't want to go to hell, so I have to do ______.

Well maybe those examples are extreme.

But do you go to a church that doesn't help you reach your spiritual goals, just because you're suppose to and it's easier than looking for another one that will be a blessing to you and your family? And are you being a blessing to that church, by being a member? Or are you so discontented that you've become a bump on a log, and really just dead weight in a congregation that wants to move forward, progress and grow?

Is what you want and what you don't want just canceling each other out, because you can't make a decision, take a stand and just do something already?

Are you stuck? Feel like your life is in freeze frame? Can't decide?

Praise God for your sufferings, for your anxieties, for your indecision. Really, do it. Because through these trials, you can only grow stronger, wiser, if you continue to praise God through it all and remember what it is you do want.

There will always be something or someone in this world that you don't want in your life or influencing it. But if you continue to concentrate on what you don't want, you'll be so preoccupied and distracted you'll end up losing site of what you do want and lose yourself in the process.
So forget about what you don't want. Why obsess? Remember, you don't want it. Concentrate on those goals, aspirations and desires of your heart - you'll feel better.

Phillipians 3:12-14: Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. ... But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

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