Everything in our lives that has a beginning, has an end. It doesn’t matter what it is, whether it be the milk in your fridge, or the car you drive, everything at one point in time will cease to exist, including you and I. As scary as that may be though, from the day we were born, we were destined to die one day.
The scariest part of it all is that we don’t have any control over when our life starts and when it ends. By nature, as humans, that is hard to comprehend because being in control is something we long for. So if we don’t control our beginning or the end, what do we control?
Quite simply, we control what happens in between. We have the choice to live out this life in whichever way we see fit. What we do with our lives rest entirely with us. Now, I know some people might say that isn’t true because we are limited by the circumstances we are born into, but quite honestly I don’t believe that. I believe that no matter who we are or where we were born, we have the potential to achieve anything.
There is a famous quote that says “with great power comes great responsibility”, but just because we have the choice to live our lives any way we want doesn’t mean we should. Our lives have been given to us, they are our responsibility and we need to make sure that we honor that responsibility by making the most of the time we have.
So, how do we know if what we are doing is fulfilling our purpose for living? This video might give you a clue.
The secret to living a life of purpose is to first know the person who gave us purpose. Jesus is the reason we live. He is the author of life. He knew us before we were even born. Before we could even walk He knew the plans he had for our lives. The secret is to choose Him and His plan, even when the going gets tough and the world is calling us to live differently. There will always be forces pulling us in different directions, but the only way to truly guarantee that we make the most of this life is to live it for the one who gave us life.
The beauty in this is that when this life does come to the end, we can rest in knowing that we lived a full and prosperous life. That even though our bodies may be in the ground, we will be in eternity with a Father who loves us.
The choice is yours. Don’t look back at your life with regret because it is never too late. Remember, it doesn’t matter how you started, but rather how you finish.
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