So, a couple days ago, I came across this YouTube clip where three friends stand on a crowded street, holding a sign that said this:

Are you living a life that you would relive?

It’s an interesting question. And, I think there are a couple different ways to look at it.

On the one hand –  you only have one life to live. If you’re miserable, if you hate your job, if you wake up every morning with zero excitement or enthusiasm for the new day – then it’s probably time to change something.

But, on the other hand – the standard of a life well lived is not whether you had so much fun that you would do it again.

We’re created to love and serve God, glorifying Him with our lives. With the good times and the bad. During the happy times, and the not so happy times. A life lived for God is a life well lived.

And, when we acknowledge this purpose for our lives – our answer to this question is not dependent on whether we’re living a ‘happy’ life, but if we’re living lives for God’s glory.

Now, how can we bring this back home, back to the here and now.

We can’t relive this life. This is the only one we’ve got. This is our chance. And, the reality of life is that there are many things out of our control. Hard times will inevitably come. But, that doesn’t mean it’s not a ‘good’ life or that it’s meaningless. The good and the tough times are opportunities to glorify God, and what it comes down to is how we respond to those situations.

Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.” – the Count of Monte Cristo

 

Be the Men,

Mark

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