Existing vs. Living

“If one is fortunate enough to find meaning in one’s life, there is a greater chance of avoiding depression and protecting one’s level of cognition.” a Holocaust Survivor

To have lived in the midst of a hellish experience defies words. Yet, to this holocaust survivor, it was the difference between existing or living in the midst of death.

Jesus said He came to bring life. Keep in mind, He was speaking to living, breathing people. His words have to mean more than what they appear.

Life is more than existing. To feel alive is to have purpose to one’s existence. You’ll feel alive only by fulfilling that purpose despite the circumstances in which you may find yourself, however harsh that may be.

Scripture tells the story of two women: one who was very busing but not living; and one who was seemingly existing but was living. You know them as Martha and Mary. Jesus gently corrected the one while praising the other.

Busyness is about existing as you get things done simply because you want to check them off a list. Fulfillment comes as you check off getting things done that align with your God-given purpose.

The moment you became God’s child through faith in Jesus, you were given a divine purpose that not only will make you feel alive today, but will have eternal value as well.

You were created in Christ Jesus to more than fill a space on this planet. You were created with a purpose. Don’t sell yourself short.

Search your God for the purpose He has for you. You will feel alive despite what’s taking place in the world around you.

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