Living Your Best Life
On the social networking sites, people say they are living their best life, but depression and anxiety are statistically off the charts. How can so many people be so depressed in reality and so happy on social networking? “#Living my best life”, isn’t really living at all.
How can we actually, not virtually, live our best lives?
7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.
Are we seeking God with all our hearts every day? We are as close to God as we choose to be. If we feel like we are distant from God, any guesses as to, who moved? Sometimes we blame God, family, friends, or our spouse, but the only one responsible for our distance from God is us.
I think one of the most important questions to ask yourself is where do I spend my time? Is knowing and experiencing God where I spend the majority of my time or am I filling life with the garbage of this world? Loving God back is a privilege and our greatest pleasure. The problem is, if we take an honest look at our lives, we might discover that we love garbage more than Jesus.
What would people say is most important to you, based on what you talk about most?
My son is starting on a college football team. Everywhere I go, I can’t help but proudly talk about his accomplishments. We all seem to love talking about our kids because they are so important to us. Do we brag about Jesus with the same passion and joy? How can you adjust your life, so that getting to know Jesus becomes your top priority?
What is the Holy Spirit saying to you through these scriptures?