What is life really about?

Right from our birth, we are taught that God made us special. That He made us unique. That God love us. That we were made in the image of God. That God will bless us. All of these statements are absolutely true. But I bet you, as you read the above statements, it made you feel good. It makes me feel good. Who doesn’t like knowing God is on our side?

Re- read the statements again. This time, emphasis on the ‘God’ part.

GOD made us special. HE made us unique. GOD loves us. We were MADE in the image of GOD. GOD will bless us.

It feels totally different to me to suddenly focus on God and not on the ‘me’ part. God begins to look big and ‘me’ does not seem to matter anymore.

The last few years, things haven’t exactly happened the way I wished in my life. I wondered why. I asked God ‘why?’ so many times. While the answer did not come one night as I slept or while a thunder rolled, it did come. Over the years. Slowly, I am perhaps understanding the ‘WHY?’

Maybe this life really isn’t about me and my needs.

If this life was all about me, then God, being the loving God He is, would run this world around me. My loved ones should not die. I should have the best paying job. No sickness would harm me. That includes the cold and the cough. I doubt, all these would make me ‘unselfish’ and more like Him.

So…..If this life isn’t about me, perhaps, it is about the Glory of God. If so, the fights over who should wash the dishes at home, does it matter anymore? Does it matter how many vacations we take or how many places we see? Does it matter how expensive our gifts are?

If life was about me, it would matter what happens to me or what injustice I went through. But it isn’t.

If this life is about the Glory of God, then all that matters is… someone washes the dishes. That I am rested enough to have strength to carry on my life for the Glory of God.

If you agree with me on the concept of, ‘this life is all about the Glory of God’. Let me ask a few questions that may perhaps help you see clearer.

In that last 24 hours, what did you do for the Glory of God.?

How much thought was spent thinking about God vs thinking about yourself?

How much of your time yesterday was invested towards eternity?

Did God really get the Glory for your last victory?

I cannot answer these questions without feeling a bucket load of guilt.

Take time to think. Is this life, really about you or me?

Could it be all about the ‘Glory of God’? (Isaiah 43)

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LiFe… How will you define it?

I’ve been reading the ‘Purpose Driven Life‘ for a few days now and I must say that the book is awesome if you decide to pause and think about what is said in it.

My point to ponder today, is about Life and how would I define it?I looked it up on the internet and the most exciting answer I could find to the definition of life is ‘the experience of being alive‘. The biological definition of life can be found here. But this seems to be one question that can never have a correct answer.I think, the answer to the definition of life can only be personal.

I sat down trying to find out what my definition of life was. I could not come up with a solid statement and so I decided to write down the words that I could relate with Life. And surprisingly the only word that screamed out to me from that paper was ‘Peace‘. So, it that was life meant to me? I went out on a mind journey trying to make sense of this.

I am not a ‘living on the edge’ person. I am not a ‘excitement seeking’ person. While some people enjoy the rush of diving off a cliff, I would rather sit on a couch with my darling by my side.Now, don’t get me wrong that I’m a indoor person. I’m not. I enjoy walks along the empty road. I love nature and all that it has to offer. I love loud music (at times).I love eating out. But in all this, I enjoy my peace. I enjoy the feeling of security, home and family brings. I enjoy more the silence around me. I enjoy my Peace.

So I guess it makes sense that My definition of life would be ‘the experience of peace’ . And the peace that I am talking about comes from believing that my Lord walks with me every step I take.If you do not understand this post, that’s ok. This is supposed to me a more of a self realization post. But I want you to think about what is your definition of life.

So, What is you definition of life?. What matters most to you? And what are you doing about it?