“You may never know what results come from your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results at all.”
The old saying, “Change is as good as a holiday” is so true. Holidays are awesome because we tend to do things that are different to our everyday routines. We go places that are new and we do things that we are usually too busy to do. We tend to get ourselves stuck in a rut of what we like to think of as “responsible living”. The question is, if it is so responsible to live a life of routine, then why do we end up feeling worn out and deflated at the end of each working week? Why is it that we can’t wait for the end of the work week to come?
The thoughts in this blog might be very controversial to those of you who live such “structured” lives, but hear me out. Who said we need to tie ourselves down by buying a house that we can’t really afford? Why do we put ourselves in a financial prison by buying, not one, but 2 or 3 cars that force us to make more at our jobs than we actually need? Why do we choose to tie ourselves down to a job that we hate, yet do it for 30 or 40 years? Maybe it’s because it pays well and it means a nice pension when I have finally paid off my house and credit cards at the end of my working life.
My response is this… I don’t know whether I will even live to see my pension, so why should I be soooo concerned about having millions in the bank when I retire? I don’t live to impress people so why do I need to buy things I can’t really afford or that will put me in so much debt that I need to overextend myself in a job? I want to consider others who don’t have nearly as much as I do, and I want to live a life that God is calling me to live. That life is not focused on my comfort and my material wants. It is focused on showing love and sharing what I have. And it is in doing that, that my life becomes an adventure. No day is ever the same. Routine isn’t part of my vocabulary because every day with God has a new surprise.
When I choose to live out the passion that He has placed in my heart, I wake up with the knowledge that today will be a new adventure because God is a God who brings newness to every day. He wants to move us into a new thing every day because that stops us from becoming content and blasé about life. I may not have every possession that would make my life comfortable, but I live a life that is filled with adventure and uncertainty about what each day will bring. And wouldn’t change it for anything because we have been put on this earth not only to exist and fight through every week. We have been put here to truly live. We will do well to remember that we don’t follow God for what He can do for us… we follow Him because of what He has already given us and how we can live a life of gratitude for Him.
Have an amazing day!