TODAY THE WORDS are LIFE WOKE ME UP. I posted this on Facebook this morning, “When I woke this morning, a beautiful sight was before me…LIFE was there waiting for me to get up!” This became my focus for the blog. What is the first thing we see when we wake? Of course we see our surroundings, our spouses, and our pets if we have either of those. Let’s look at what we should be seeing beyond those symbols of love.
: the ability to grow, change, etc., that separates plants and animals from things like water or rocks
: the period of time when a person is alive
: the experience of being alive
As we look at the definition of life; some great aspects of life become evident. I see the words “ability to grow, change, etc” and this is a very big impact on the meaning of life. Life affords us the opportunity to move and grow; in other words be productive. It also emphasizes “change” and this is huge. If a person finds his or her life stalemating; he or she can move and change. I am already feeling the life energy coming from this message. When I see the next option for life’s definition, “the experience of being alive” and wow, does this make me want to experience life and the feeling of “being alive“. So many people seem to misunderstand the difference between “existing” and “being alive”. They may seem similar but there is a huge difference and if I may give you an example: A building exists. It stands tall but cannot move on its own. It only has one view for its entire existence. Oh, it may look magnificent and even grand. People may stop and stare at its beauty or classic features but it still cannot change its look, its condition, and has no choice in who its neighbors are. Life passes it by; it cannot grow unless an outside source decides to change or add to its existence. I hope you are seeing a big difference in sheer existence and being alive.
Now for the deeper thought……We can experience being alive and from the definition; Life is composed to grow, change, and move for a period of time to experience life to the fullest by living it and not only exist. Think about the last time you woke up, maybe going on an exciting vacation or you have an opportunity to do something amazing in your life. It may be going fishing, hunting, painting, writing, crafting, walking or running. Life is to be lived so drop the “morning drabs” and LIVE! Live life; love life; and live life to the fullest by actually living and loving! I have to go; Life is waiting and I don’t want it to start without me!
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
Habakkuk 2:3 ESV
For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.
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