For a couple years now I've had the "Year of the Doing" as my general theme. Instead of sitting back and watching things happen, complaining about them and saying "I wish someone would..." I decided to be that someone. Lately, I've dealt with a lot of negative aspects in the areas I've been involved with. I actually joked with Chris that from this point on, it might just have to be the "Year of the Done." We all reach that point where we work really hard at things and are emotionally invested in them and then something happens and we wonder why we even bother.
I was feeling this way the other day when I came across a quote that made a big impact on me.
“When you realize it’s not your life to live, you realize you have everything to give.”
I read this quote the other day on a Christian band's facebook page. It's ridiculously simple and yet incredibly profound. One of the band’s fans responded and said, “It’s not my life to live! He paid an expensive and extravagant price for me and gave it all for me! The very least I can do in light of such a sacrifice is to offer my all in return. Every last little bit of me.”
Wow! What an attitude! What if we all lived each day according to this?
After being impacted by this short quote I’m going to upgrade my attitude. I’m looking at this quote and trying to remember that it’s not about me. I have God in my heart and have a place reserved in Heaven. It’s time for me to give EVERYTHING for Him, not just a part of me. Even on the bad days when I want to give up. When people are mean and thoughtless and seem to enjoy making things more difficult than necessary. It's not about me. And I have everything to give. Pretty cool thought isn't it?