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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My Life? A Message or a Mess?



Is my life a message or a mess? This is a question that makes me look intently at my life. What am I to other people?  What is my life saying? Is life about me or about other? I don’t want to be a part of the “me” generation, but what do my attitudes and actions render? Does my life have an anchored purpose or is it like flotsam- floating around with no anchor?  These questions challenge me to examine my life–each moment, each thought, and each action to really see if Jesus is my reason for existence.

Is He my anchor–the core of my very being? If He is my heartbeat, then His faith and His love within my heart have nowhere to go but outward. It cannot be inwardly directed or it will destroy me. If He has broken the selfishness of my heart so that I may be filled with His love, then how can I not want my heart to be broken for others? James was explicit when he penned that "faith without works in dead". Likewise, he lets me know that works without faith has little meaning. If I love Jesus, then my life is not about me. It is about the needs of others. My life should reveal the Savior who redeemed me and filled me with His love and promise. I should live His love in each moment, in each thought, and in each action. If He is my first love, then my life will show it.

So where am I now? He knows where I am, and the state of my heart–whether it is claimed or unclaimed. He knows whether my life is a message of His love or a mess that needs His focus of purpose. Ask yourself this same question. Jesus knows where you are, just like He knows where I am. Are you ready to be truthful with Him? Are you really ready to examine your own heart? Do you long to be His message instead of a mess with no anchor or purpose? Today let’s be real with Him so that we can be real with others. With open hearts let’s become His hands and feet.

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