I am participating in the Kate Matoung 31 day 5 minute challenge and yes I am running behind. Life’s challenges with school, a friend in the hospital losing their battle for life and just so many things has kept me from having the time I love to write.
Have you ever heard someone say “get a life”! What does that mean?
Wickipedia says that it is intended as a taunt, to indicate the person being addressed is devoting an inordinate amount of time to trivial or hopeless matters, and also that it is generally a more emphatic variant of the taunt “get a job and implies the addressee needs to go out and make their way in the world, without being supported by outside sources such as parents, and it may be directed at someone who is perceived as boring or single-minded; suggesting they acquire some other, more practical interests or hobbies and get dates or find a job. It can also be applied to workaholics or to people meddling in the affairs of others.
What does “get a life” mean to me? To me it is a daily process. It is built by prayer, Bible study, sacrifice, humbling ourselves to others and hard work. It is moment by moment trusting God and serving others.
Live in the present – not the past – not the future. Is your head spinning thinking about tomorrow, worrying about what tomorrow will bring, worrying about something so simple as a to-do list ? Really, it is time we STOP and live in this moment. Spend some real time with your family and friends. Put down the cell phones, get off of facebook, pinterest, instagram, put down the remotes, stop working so hard, and really spend time. How often do you go out to dinner or even sit down for a meal at home and that phone is right there beside you? It’s time to savor the time, it’s time to care, it’s time to listen, it’s time to love.
Did Jesus die so that we could act this way? Did He die so that we would ignore His command to love others as He loved us? Take some time today to commit to loving others and really listening to what is on their hearts.
GET A LIFE!