Have you ever asked yourself the question: “what am I living for?”
Like me, I’m sure you have. Now let’s not be ignorant of the fact that some days we DO ask that question and we have NO immediate answer. We almost have to go and search our personal lives to find the thing that makes life worth living.
Not so long ago, I suffered terrible pain from what I thought was a heart attack. The pain was excruciating and it felt as if it was my last breaths I was taking.
This was a terrible and frightening ordeal to go through. I eventually, after taking acid relieving medicine obviously realised that this pain was due to acid in my body. And taking the medicine helped! It felt like an eternity before I was able to breath without the pain. In taking the medicine I was trying to find the problem and in doing so I was solving it. The good news is that I lived to talk about it.
Searching our hearts for what is worth living, should not be difficult to do. What makes you breathe, touch, smell, hear, feel and experience life worth living? The answer is not a calculation but a realisation of what gives us joy. It could be your family, a lifestyle, a relationship, or even an activity or a job. Searching within yourself requires true honesty. It would be like looking in a mirror BUT NOT FORGETTING WHAT YOU SAW. Especially the flaws.
What makes you make up every morning?
What in your life reveals your purpose to you?
Do you feel you have a purpose? Is there something that blocks you from feeling pure joy at living?
Depression, loss, sadness, loneliness are some of the things that strangle us and make us feel “lifeless”.
Jesus said to the woman in Luke 7:50
“Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” This after she had poured her precious and perfumed oil on his feet and washed it with her hair. Her only precious item.
She left that place to tell of this man whom she had met. She probably never forgot Him.
Maybe it’s time we forget “how” we feel and remember “what” it is we should be feeling. We should be living as if it’s our last. Responsibly and effectively.
These should be the words I speak as I face a new day, or a challenge. As much as I don’t see that God is fixing the problem, or that I don’t feel any better, I should be holding onto the HOPE that I will see the daylight, and experience a better tomorrow.
I would like to encourage you today to find the purpose does your life. Dig deep. Go beyond the mess to find what gives you joy. Somewhere in the middle of your life’s chaos you’ll find the answer.
Remember what Isaiah 40:31 says:
“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
May peace guide you to your purpose and may this discovery bring you much joy.
Barbarella says: “A life without cause is a life without effect.”