Life is a roller coaster. You can either scream every time you hit a bump or you can throw your hands up in the air and enjoy it. ~Author Unknown~
There will always be ups and downs, bumps and curves in this life. You might as well purpose to enjoy the ride. If you’re waiting until they’re all behind you to start enjoying life, one day you will look back and see that indeed, they were your life! Relax, enjoy that which you have been given, and discover how rich and full life really can be when you don’t spend all your time fretting and worrying over that which you don’t have!
Thought for the day
Do you know anyone who has experienced great healing and spiritual growth while shooting a round of golf during the week, when most people are working? Or how about while on line at Starbucks waiting to buy their daily double latte, mocha, with a shot of expresso and a cinnamon stick?
No, I am convinced that there is no gain without pain!
And there’s nothing greater in life than overcoming a major pitfall or catastrophe and knowing that God was there all the time, equipping you for the battle and preparing you to share that experience of overcoming, with others who may now be facing similar issues. How bumpy is your life? Are you spending all your time managing life so you can avoid a bit of turbulence?
Why not let go and enjoy the ride…it’s the only one we get!
I know that there is nothing better for them than to be glad and to get and do good as long as they live; and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor–it is the gift of God. I know that whatever God does, it endures forever; nothing can be added to it nor anything taken from it. And God does it so that men will [reverently] fear Him [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is]. ~Ecclesiastes 3:12-14 (Amp)~
Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is for one to eat and drink, and to find enjoyment in all the labor in which he labors under the sun all the days which God gives him–for this is his [allotted] part. For he shall not much remember [seriously] the days of his life, because God [Himself] answers and corresponds to the joy of his heart [the tranquility of God is mirrored in him].
~Ecclesiastes 5:18,20 (Amp)~
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. ~James 1:2-4 (NKJV)~