You feel overwhelmed and there's dishes in the sink and laundry piling up, and you really should go to the gym, but all you want to do is take a nap, or watch another episode, or click "see more pins" one more time.
This is how I spent most of the last month, and the word I kept coming back to was "disconnected." I felt disconnected from life and God, and the community I love.
You know the book you read and you can't put it down because you need to see what happens next?
What if our lives felt like that?
You jump out of bed from this fire lit from within by hope and vision for the future. You're driven because you can't wait to see what God has around the next corner. That's life in Christ, but how do we get there?
By staying connected to what makes us come alive.
For me, it's running and writing. Once I'm running and writing, the rest falls into place. Suddenly, there's meaning and purpose in laundry and one more status report. I don't know how it works, but it does.
"There is a genius part of you that wants to create. That part of you wants to talk to God. Get out of the way. When you create something beautiful that helps someone else, you'll feel meaning."
What makes you come alive? Commit to it with me.
Let's resolve to beautify our lives everyday from the inside out. Sometimes all it takes is a coat of pink nail polish or fresh flowers to bust us out of our ruts, but other times the issue is much deeper. A beautiful life comes from a deep place inside that demands we turn inward, instead of looking outward to the world to satisfy us. Creating is a celebration of life that requires us to turn inward, which makes it as powerful as the God who created us.
I know something about you, because I know something about me, and part of you wonders if there is a better way to do life.
The door to heaven is wide open and every day we decide whether we'll walk in, or spend the day living a small story all about us.
I want my eyes to sparkle, and my life to shine and point back to God. If I want my life to be the proof that God is who He says He is, then I need to start the day by recommiting myself to the story God wants to write with my life.
Today let's recommit our lives to living well...by waking up an hour early to create beautiful lives and trusting God to make it worth the sacrifice, by spending that hour in the gym because our health is worth the sacrifice, and by putting down the remote, or the chips, logging off, and spending an hour each day doing what makes us come alive.