Viktor E. Frankl (1905–1997), an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist observed, “Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.” What’s your mission? Are you a lover of life and drawn to its changing nature? Is your life’s mission, loving people whether they are rich or poor? Do you display acts of gratitude to the weak and strong alike? Are your works filled with the fruits of love? If you practice these attributes you’re worthy of the commandment to love your God and neighbor as yourself.
Cultivating & Caring
Every child of God is called to a new life. It’s wonderful living in his presence as sons and daughters. You’ll be blessed with an indestructible nature. Like the saints you’ll be in the world, but not of it. You’ll be inspired with the joy of love that’s faithful, kind, and caring. Many Christians receive these gifts as they are guests at the supper of the Lamb. This is how we put love into practice by embracing the Lord, and our brothers, and sisters with love.
Denis Waitley (b. 1933), a motivational speaker and best-selling author noted, “A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is caring, sharing person inside.” That’s why it’s good to greet others with a smile. They will realize you’re a really caring person reaching out to them.
Change of Lifestyle
Daily as we rise from bed we must view this blessing as a new beginning. We’re always changing and cultivating a new lifestyle. This growth eventually leads to living fulfilled lives for his sake. Forgotten will be our dependence on false idols that most worship. With a life’s change you’ll be blessed with Christ’s hope from the Scriptures. With these promises our lives will be transformed with the fullness of his love.
George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), an Irish playwright explained, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” It must be remembered though, not all changes are necessarily good. But when there’s a change to Christ and the Holy Spirit this is a true testaments. Jim Rohn (1930–2009) noted, “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” We can change all we want but if we don’t have discipline concerning what we’re doing, it means nothing.
Live to the Fullest
All must endeavor to live to their fullest. While living we make stops along the way, and there’ll be excitement concerning what we discover. Eventually Christians believe in the resurrection and ascension of our Lord, and his victory over death. We must therefore evangelize in love, while touching the golden rays of hope, realizing that eventually we’ll enjoy eternal life. Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), an author and abolitionist advised, “Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” In this pursuit we lift high our crosses, loving the poor, and making peace with God’s creation. This is how we must live on planet earth. For on that appointed time, we’ll receive our just reward in heavenly places, by pursuing the narrow road filled with his everlasting light.