Oscar Wilde once said, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Life is a gift from God, given to be lived and enjoyed. Jesus did not leave His home in Heaven to endure the cross and overthrow the powers of darkness so that we could merely exist.
John 10:10 in the Amplified Bible says, “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).”
Too many people spend their life in pursuit of happiness but the only source of true joy and fulfilment is found in Jesus Christ – nowhere else.
The Bible is our roadmap to a full and satisfying life – it contains the wisdom and principles to rescue us from the clutches of hopelessness and death and to put us on the pathway of an overflowing and fruitful life. Everything you and I need to maximise our life, to reach our full potential, to see our dreams become reality, to be a part of this earth’s solution rather than it’s problem, is discoverable within God’s Word and relationship with Jesus.
1 Timothy 6:17 reminds us that God gave us all things richly to enjoy – not endure. If you find yourself wondering why your life isn’t what you want it to be, your answers begin with relationship with Jesus. If you already know Christ as Saviour and yet you are unhappy with your life, run to Him – He is the source of life and the answer to every conceivable lack you may be experiencing.
God is not legalistic, He is gracious and He has given us everything needed to live life well. Through the Bible, we have the wisdom and instruction to develop a positive attitude and a productive life.
PRAYER: Father, You sent Jesus so that I can have and enjoy my life to the full until it overflows. That’s the kind of life I desire. Thank You for sending me Your Spirit to show me the path to a genuinely maximised life.
—frim “How to Maximize Your Life” daily devotional
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