Alive but dead.
What are you doing?
How are you living your life?
Are you full of vitality or are you barely getting through your days?
Do you find joy in the regular things of life?
I see how easy it is for our joy and peace to be snuffed out.
I often ask God this question,
Lord, why was I born in America?
We are full of greed, pride, envy , selfishness , and ambition that gets us nowhere but run down and tired.
We are mentally exhausted.
Dinner at the table is non existent.
Social media takes priority in our social gatherings.
We are busy chasing the American dream and keeping up with everyone else that we totally lost the true joy of being alive.
Rich but dead .
We have all the cool new gadgets but dead.
Nice houses but dead.
Dope Instagram pics but dead.
Its easy to fall into this trap. It’s what we “ think “ we are all supposed to be doing , but yet everyone is so lost.
Everyone is so dead. Since when did being an adult have to come with misery? You know what really happened ?
we stopped being grateful.
We stopped loving without expectations.
We stopped dancing.
We stopped singing.
We stopped sitting at the dinner table.
We stopped going outside and enjoying nature.
We stopped being children at heart .
Why are we so serious? Why are we striving so hard? Yes , be responsible. God calls us to be good stewards over our lives , not greedy and ambitious for our own selfish gain.
It’s so easy for our hearts to get cold and bitter.
It’s so easy to start comparing yourself and coveting what’s not yours. It’s also the easiest way for your light to be snuffed out.
My prayer for the rest of this year is that we come alive again. That we take time out to reevaluate our lives and water the parts that our dying to come to life.
When’s the last time you laughed until your stomach hurt?
When’s the last time you thanked God for running water and electricity?
When’s the last time you thanked God for the breath in your lungs?
When’s the last time you thanked God for the job you have?
The enemy wants to steal your joy, and you know how he does it ? By convincing you that your life isn’t all that. The devil is a liar. Idc how much money you make or how many things you own , we all go through the same type of suffering .
The one thing I learn time and time again is that Jesus breathes life into EVERYTHING. Without my hope and faith in Jesus Christ idk where I would be.
This world is too shallow. We aren’t suppose to live like this. There is more , but it’s not in what you see on Instagram. I challenge you to take a moment and ask God how did I become a walking zombie? Where did my joy go? where did my smile go? Breathe life again, Lord.
Life is precious . We need to stop waiting for it to be “ perfect “ and enjoy it right this second.
YeS, that man left you but it’s a blessing.
No, you don’t own a home but you can make that room or apartment your sanctuary.
No, you aren’t living your dream right now but what is God asking you to do today?
life is not perfect and guess what ? It will never be. YOU WILL ALWAYS WANT MORE MONEY. You will always want a bigger house .
Let’s be intentional about not being so superficial.
If you’re not feeling like yourself , that’s okay. We went through a whole pandemic and felt like the world stood still for about 2 years. If you’re in a funk, that’s okay. Make a choice that this is not how the rest of the year will be .
Who cares if you don’t accomplish every single goal you set out, how’s your spirit? Are you alive? Or are you dead on the inside complaining about any and everything?
The Lord is MY SHEPHERD AND I LACK NOTHING!
Come alive, Again.