Friday, March 11, 2011

What does LIFE mean to you?

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I always love these pictures, they are so good at relating huge concepts to general emotions and feelings. They give us examples of the little things that make up the larger things in life.

What does life mean to you? When you think about life- do you think about courage, hope, passion, acceptance, decisions, feelings, dreams, pain, faith, thrills, reason, peace and LOVE?

I think that a majority of us would love to believe that our lives are perfect. But that's not always the case. There are going to be events, people, and days in our life that test us... that challenge us to be a different person. Sometimes, we approach that challenge with confidence while other times we shrink away from it and pretend that everything will simply just 'get better.' I encourage you to acknowledge that God gave you each and every day as an opportunity- and maybe that means turing disaster into beauty. So seize your opportunity today and make the most out of whatever you get dealt. After all, each and every day is beautiful.

It's the hard days that teach us the most about ourselves, that make us appreciate the good days so much more, and that push us to truly rely on our faith. If not for challenges and hardship, would I be able to believe in a God that delivers us from pain and tribulation? So, I am thankful for pain, for challenges, and for hard times.

But, I am also thankful that today will be a good day- filled with incredible people and friends, good worship and community and a few good test scores.. :)

I have to admit that good test scores make me a little bit happier/less stressed. Aren't we allowed to be proud of our accomplishments? :) Be proud of something you do today... and realize that it is God that gave you the power and ability to do so.

"You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever." 
Psalm 16:11



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