Of course, there are more than three ways to begin loving your life, but how do you currently feel about your life? Are you fed up with the way it’s going? Do you believe that if you could just have this one thing, everything would be different?
“If God, will bless me with this job, I won’t have to worry anymore about these bills.” “If God will bless me with a husband, I won’t be lonely anymore.” “If God changes him, I will be able to love him better.”
Will those things work? Will those things really change your perspective?
I don’t think so. I think that after you change those things, you will find something else temporary to desire.
There is no easy fix to the discomfort that you are currently feeling in your life. I’m sure that somewhere, there are some “easy” answers, providing assistance in helping you with what you believe will fix your problems, but not here. There are “How-to” books, I’m sure you are researching and finding, with the purpose of helping you to understand where you currently are in your life and why you are lacking certain things, but they are not in this blog.
I am not here to address what you believe will fix your life. I am here to encourage you to begin loving your life, despite what you believe is lacking.
A lot of times, we lack peace with our lives because we spend the majority of our time wrestling with acceptance. What would it take for you to be content currently in your life?
What would you need to change for you to accept your current season? I truly believe that our blessing for the more we desire won’t occur until we are practicing the gratitude of appreciating what we currently have.
Now don’t get me wrong, yes, you are right, Suzie has 7 kids, she doesn’t like any of them and God has blessed her to be pregnant with one more. Lucie is vindictive at work, yet, yes she did just get promoted.
Sis, your perspective is limited. You are viewing Suzie’s and Lucie’s life from the outer surface.
You don’t truly know what God is doing in their life. You don’t know if this eighth child is what Suzie needs in order to change her heart. This promotion could put Lucie under a manager that changes the way she approaches people and her strategies at work. We should never judge what we don’t know.
That’s why it’s imperative that you do not look over at other situations judging why you would have been the better candidate.
You instead need to ask yourself, “How can I begin to LOVE my life ?”
3 Ways to Begin Loving YOUR Life
(These ways were taken directly from 1 Corinthians 13)
1. Be Patient with It.
Yes, life is most definitely hard and I won’t make any excuses for it.
Yet, Jesus does tell us in His Word that in this world we will have trouble, but He has overcome the world (John 16:33). This is not the moment where you take time to not accept this truth because in your heart you are debating whether you even believe that Jesus exists. This is far beyond that debate. Right now, just look at the truth in His statement. You will see and admit that this world is filled with trouble. Yet, do you believe that no matter how hard this world seems, we have victory in it?
If so, be patient with your life until you see the victory that you boldly believe exists. Patience is to accept or tolerate changes in life without annoyance or frustration.
Be patient my sister, allowing your life to unfold as it should is a practice to be mastered not rushed.
2. Be Kind to It.
Some days, I wake up, and I have to force myself to acknowledge my blessings. I am dealing with so many things that I almost have to say, “where are the blessings?” Yet, I know that the things that appear to be my problems are only distractions. My life is a blessing, and even on the days where I am forcing myself, I will choose to express thanksgiving. It is said that a thankful heart is a sacrifice worth making every single time you face difficulty.
So today, be kind to your life. Appreciate the moments you have, the tests you face, and the trials that come your way. Be kind to those in your life who look to you and need your help along the way. Be kind to the areas where you feel you are lacking. They are there to show you that you truly don’t need those things anyway.
There is a lesson on frustrations being driven from what we believe we lack. The truth is that we truly have all we need, and what you perceive to lack is only deception. If you are experiencing lack in a certain area, that area needs your faith, not what you believe is currently missing.
Be kind to your life my sister, that’s one of the best ways to begin loving your life.
3. Don’t Envy their Life.
Don’t be envious of others. You have no clue what it took them to get to that place and you have no clue what God is preparing you for in your life. We always see the victories of people, but rarely do people show the struggles.
When we envy others’ lives, it takes away the gift of the life that God has given us. Do you trust His gifts? He did not give you this life to forsake you. He gave you this life because He knew it was this life you needed to fulfill His purpose. Do not debate concerning who He is, just receive the truth that He gives. Your life was given to you and abundantly (John 10:33); don’t ever let envy, steal that from you.
Sis, drop that jealous spirit. Don’t be jealous of others lives, you never know the difference between what’s publicly seen and what’s privately hidden.