When we’re young, we want to grow up fast. But, when we’re old, we want to be young. Regardless of our age, the most important thing is not how many years we’ve been on the planet but how we have lived those years.
In the early nineteen seventies, the big phrase in the psychological field was “dysfunctional families”. This term tried to explain why a person was broken and self-destructive.
In the early nineteen eighties, the big phrase was “Inner child.” Self help gurus used this term to explain one’s inner turmoil and inability to grow emotionally and psycho-logically. Billions of dollars is being spent on psychiatric medicine to combat depression, anxiety and other mental disorders that once was believed that could be shaken off.
I think we’ve all been through something that was very distressing and hurtful. Some people have had very painful childhoods with sexual and physical abuse. Or, a marriage that is verbally abusive and so on. Some have grown up in poverty experiencing hunger or neglect. Some have lost a lost to a sudden death.
Life can seem so burdensome and unfair.
Just because we are Christians doesn’t mean that our life will not be without challenges. How we go through the challenges determines how much of life we can truly enjoy.
We can dance in rain when the storms of life come. We can laugh at adversity and thrive wherever we are planted. But this will take a whole new way thinking.
“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
The abundant life is the result of having planted the seed of life.
What we do with life creates an abundance of more life. Are you being proactive or reactive? Are you being objective and not subjective? Are you being introspective and not inattentive?
It’s easy to fall back and spectate at the lives of people who are doing better than we are. Isn’t that what most of television is about? Life is so short that we shouldn’t be living our life through others.
Jesus’ promise of “the abundant life” is about the life that is unhindered by finances or lack of health. The abundant life is a life that can maneuver through difficultly effortlessly. Because of the Holy Spirit, there is an endless wellspring of anointing, knowledge and wisdom. (John 4:10) All of this is to make your life worth living.
Life is so short and there is so much for you do that is fun, uplifting and productive. There is so much to enjoy. What would you like to do? Where would you like to go? Do you have a business idea? Is there a charitable work that you would like to start? Do you want to go back to school? Do you want to make new friends?
The Holy Spirit helps us with the big things and the little things. The Holy Spirit enables us to live our best life now. There is wisdom without end; just tap into it. There is wealth without measure; pull it. There is health without limit; reach for it.
How do you tap into the abundant life?
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2
Can you see yourself healed doing the things you used to do?
Are you praying without ceasing?
Are you reading and declaring healing scriptures?
Do you have others standing with you praying for healing?
Are you doing what you’re impediment is hindering in a different way? For instance, the blind have a heightened sense of hearing that they use to their advantage.
Are you praying for others that need healing?
All these questions are examples for whatever our need is.
Take your needs to the Lord in prayer; believe and you will receive.