TGIF...Thank God it's Friday. The social media posts usually start around Wednesday with people wanting to get past "hump day" so they can get to Friday. It's like we are hanging on just to get to Friday! What's so great about Friday? It marks the end of the work week and the beginning of the weekend. I get it. Sometimes, I look forward to the end of the week so I can enjoy a day or two of rest and relaxation, too. But as I was reading yet another TGIF-style post I started wondering 'is life really just about living for the weekend'?
God wants us to have a fulfilled life! Everyday...Sunday through Saturday. For God, there is no one day of the week that is better than the other. If the only thing we have to look forward to on Monday is Friday then we have to really evaluate the quality of our living. Jesus said in John 10:10 (NLT) "The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life".
I want every single day to be maximized! I want to be just as excited about Monday as I am about Friday. So how do I do this? As I was driving down the road, I started to wonder what it really means to have a LIFE. The Lord showed me that LIFE is:
It's not enough to just exist. Life is about making an intentional decision to live by faith to the glory of God. As my Pastor, Dr. Mike Freeman, says we should have regular faith-episodes in our lives. In other words, everyday we should be exercising our faith in ways where we see the power of God working in our lives. This is actually how we, as Christians, are supposed to live: by faith. Romans 1:17 says "...the just shall live by faith". When we place our total and complete trust in God and do the things as He commands us and allow Him, by His Holy Spirit, to lead us then we are truly living. When we live intentionally faith-enabled, each day is a different and exciting day. This keeps us from falling into the rut of having a repetitive, uninspired routine life. We will never again have to wait for Friday to experience excitement and joy- we will have it everyday in abundance!
Ladies, let's make a commitment today to live intentionally faith-enabled! Let'step out of our comfort zone and experience the life God has prepared for us. Let's get out of the ho-hum routine of Monday through Friday...weekend...rinse...repeat. Be excited!!! Start to expect great things today!!! Start to dream again and believe God for the impossible!! Decide today that you will live the amazing LIFE God has prepared for you. Let's intentionally live by our FAITH!
God bless you. Stay encouraged!