“I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” John 10:10
13 But they soon forgot what he had done. . . Psalm 106:13
Yesterday, I had lunch with Pastor Larry Bettencourt, a long time mentor and friend. He was pouring into my life about some things and he said this statement (which probably seemed insignificant to him), but that God used to blow me away!
He said, “Bubba, you have and have had a great life.”
He was saying that because I’m so focused on a hundred different things and on going a hundred different places. It’s like I’m convinced that if I’ll just achieve a little more, do more, accomplish more, be more that I’ll finally be satisfied with my life and be content.
When he said that, I knew it was true… I really have had an amazing life. However, I haven’t been taking time to enjoy life, enjoy the experiences, enjoy everything God has done and is doing in my life. I’ve been doing, doing, doing, striving, striving, striving so much that it’s hard for me to slow down and enjoy anything.
God has been faithful in the past and He’ll be faithful in the future and He wants me (and you) to enjoy our lives and enjoy the journey. Everything we’re trying to achieve and the places we’re trying to get to will both be impossible without God, and even if we achieved some of it and went to some of the places we want to in life, we’ll end up looking back and realizing we didn’t enjoy any of it.
So I’m making a decision from here on out… I’m going to choose to enjoy life, enjoy the journey and recognize and thank God for a great life. I’m going to thank Him for a great life so far and trust Him and thank Him for a great future.
As I slow down and look at my life… it truly is a great life and I have God to thank for that. I’ll never forget it! I’m so thankful He reminded me of this truth…
So how about you? Do you have a great life? Are you thankful for everything God has done in your life?