Life is full of challenges, its roads with numerous curves and slopes. Sometimes the road leads through a tunnel and darkness overwhelms us. Sometimes everything is bright and our joy is boundless. Life is to be lived one day at a time and there is a need to take three important things into consideration.
We need to love those around us genuinely. Just like my friend, Karen Kingsbury, who is an inspirational author said, ‘God has placed some characters in your life who may be difficult to love, but we should never give up on them.’ They are in our lives for a purpose and we need to appreciate that. Let’s cherish our families and love the seemingly unlovable. Jesus loves us. If we really belong to Him, we need to extend that love to others. Through patience and prayers we can penetrate the pitch darkness with the light of God’s love.
We need not take ourselves too seriously. Everyone needs a good laugh. We make silly mistakes and are clumsy at times. Learn from them and laugh it off. Life is too short not to live it fully, enjoying all God has blessed us with. I learnt recently that laughter exercises the liver which is a vital organ. The wisdom of Solomon stands true that laughter is good medicine. Let’s enjoy what God has placed around us. The beautiful sunset, the scenery after a cleansing rain, the big beautiful moon and starlit sky, and diverse kinds of people we can touch with prayers, kindness and love. When situations seems dire, let’s laugh because though it seems over our head, it’s under God’s feet.
Let’s live for Christ. There is really nothing else worth living for. All else will fade but what we do for Christ is eternal. Give Him your life and let all you do reflect Him. Make Him your best friend and companion. He’s right there with you. All you need to do is recognize Him. Let Him be your Hero. He is the only one who can make your life beautiful. Without Christ, life is just like a dull black-and-white painting. He’s the one who adds colour. So be it in word, thought or deed, do all to the Glory of God?