Last year on this day I was going in for surgery to remove a lump from my breast. It was scary. I had no idea what the outcome would be. In the course of a few weeks I had found the lump, had a mammogram, needle biopsy and surgery. I didn't want to wait, I just had to know. We were going on vacation three days later and I wanted to be able to go and have the surgery behind me.
A few days later when I was sitting on the beach in Hawaii I received the call. The lump was not cancer. I was relieved, it was over. I was praising God for the work that He had done.
On Sunday I was sitting in church and our Pastor spoke on "Living Life to the Fullest". It spoke volumes to me. I feel like I do live life to the fullest, but am I living it to the full as God intends me to?
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
Pastor listed many reasons that make us think we are living a full life:
Then he listed what it really takes define a full & meaningful life:
*Purpose and Meaning in and for life
I am forging ahead in 2010 focusing on the above four things.
I am blessed with so many good relationships with family and friends. It is my goal this year to really focus on making those relationships even better.
Every day I need to begin the day with my Heavenly Father. He is the one that gives me strength.
I believe God has a plan for my life and a purpose. In 2010 I hope to continue to use the gifts he has blessed me with to touch other's lives for His kingdom.
Looking back, the life I am living today is not at all the life that I had planned. However, it is so much better than I could have ever imagined. God's plan for my life offers me true contentment. It is when I go my own way that I start to stumble.
Happy New Year to Everyone! I pray that 2010 leads you closer to Christ.