Living Life for God: Maximizing God’s Gift of Every Day
Every day is a gift from God. For believers, this isn’t new knowledge. But it never has been a question of whether everybody knows this truth—it is a matter of whether or not we are living every day fulfilling the purpose He gave us.
It is for a certain purpose God gives us one waking day after another. God is sovereign. Before we were born, He had already set the length of our days according to the purpose He designed for us. He has predestined us the exact number of days we need in order to live out this purpose.
Most of the time, however, we lose sight of God’s purpose for our lives because we fail to acknowledge how important it is to carry out this purpose because we feel that we can put it off for tomorrow. However, God may have given us today, but there are no certainties that He will give us tomorrow. God does not promise us this. Instead, we were promised eternity (that is if we persevere in living life for God).
For us to be faithful in carrying out our God-given purpose, we should develop a sense of urgency. Acknowledging that life is a gift from God and that it is numbered pushes us to act today, to live out our purpose now. The Apostle Paul tells us to be faithful in observing God’s commandments so that we will be found with no fault when we face Him.
Make a decision to live today. Make a decision to love today. Make a decision to forgive today. Make a decision to have faith today. We must not allow procrastination to cause us to stop doing the things we need to complete and do today. Today is a gift, and it is time to maximize it. (The Kingdom Moment)
But even in living out God’s purpose for our lives, we cannot do it on our own. Psalm 55:22, KJV, tells us, “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” God promises us that for as long as we trust in Him, we will never be shaken. When we feel that the world is caving in on us, we will not be hopeless. When everyone we know forsakes us, we will not be helpless. He promises us an abundance of His presence and His love to deliver us through the through the tough times. So let’s hold on to His promise as we live out our purpose every day.
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (Jn. 8:12, KJV)
Allow me to share with you passages from the scriptures to keep you going through your days. My thirty-one-day devotional book, The Kingdom Moment, is out today. Do give it a read!