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Life is Short. So Live Well.

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Smiling Child with Straw Hat On a BeachLife is short.

Too short to waste time.

Too short to hate.

Too short to live with regret.

Too short to give up.

Too short to give in.

Too short to accept defeat.

Too short to spend it pursing things that don’t last.

Too short to resist, reject, or obstruct the God given destiny that you have been given.

Life is short.  So live well.

God’s promises are eternal.

God’s blessings last forever.

God’s love has no end.

God’s favor is boundless.

God’s goodness is limitless.

The life that God has in store for you is not short because God is offering you a life that will last forever.

Jesus conquered sin and death.

Your life on this earth is short, but your life in Christ is eternal.

God designed it this way to improve both heaven and earth.

God didn’t want people to give up, give in, accept defeat, live with regret, and waste time pursuing things that have no eternal value, so life is short.  But God also wanted people to embrace the opportunity to change, develop, evolve, improve, and receive more and more of the goodness, the abundance, the favor, the life, the peace, the joy, the fulfillment, the success, and the blessings that He has to offer and so He made eternal life possible.

And the fact is, being saved means exchanging your finite, limited, constrained, flawed, and terminal existence for the eternal life that God has in store for you.

In the gospel according to Luke in the Bible, Jesus’ very first message that launched His public ministry was delivered at a synagogue in Galilee, in the town of Nazareth where he had grown up as a boy.  He started by reading from the prophet Isaiah,

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come” – Luke 4 (quoting Isaiah 61).

And then, after reading this quote Jesus said,

“The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!” – Luke 4

Life is short.  Life is hard.  You will face challenges and obstacles, hard times and opposition.  The enemy will seek to stop you in your tracks and turn you back from discovering everything that God is offering you.  The powers of darkness, disease, and death will seek to convince you that there is nothing more than right here, right now and it is rapidly coming to a close because they have already won the battle and the field is theirs.

It can be easy to listen to the many prophets of doom, disaster, fear, and violence and think that hope, faith, love, and truth are in retreat or are no where to be found.  And yet, God is speaking into your life right now telling you that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.

“I don’t see it God.  I’m looking around and all I see is cancer, and AIDS, and drug abuse, and violence, and corruption! Maybe there is a heaven somewhere, but life down here on earth doesn’t seem to be improving!”

The time of God’s favor has come.  Life is short.  Life is too short to spend it depressed, hopeless, defeated, and confused.

God designed you with purpose.  God commissioned you specifically to bring value into this world.  God planned you individually to make a difference right where you are, when you are, and how you are because of who you are and what you are.

You are a child of God.  You are the chosen.  You are the blessed, the empowered, the inspired, the strong.  You are the well able, the prepared, the equipped, the connected.

God wants you to realize that the Spirit of the Lord is upon you, because God has anointed you to bring Good News to the poor.  God has sent you to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of God’s favor has come.

This is the truth.  This is the fact.  This is reality.

You can deny it.  You can reject it.  You can ignore it.  But you can’t change it.

You were born on purpose for a purpose and you have a mission and calling that no other person living now can accomplish.

Life is short.  Don’t wait any longer.

It’s time to start investing for eternal returns.  It’s time to start receiving an eternal life.  It’s time to start experiencing eternal blessings.  It’s time to start living in the eternal favor of God.

It’s like Jesus said,

“Blessed are the eyes that see what you have seen.  I tell you, many prophets and kings longed to see what you see, but they didn’t see it.  And they longed to hear what you hear, they didn’t hear it” – Luke 10

Don’t wait any longer.  Don’t wait for more evidence.  Don’t wait for more proof.  Don’t wait for a miracle someday, somewhere when God is offering you the miracle right here, right now.

Just pray with me,

“Lord Jesus, I repent of my sins. Come into my heart.  I accept that you died for me and paid the price to redeem me from my sins, and so I make you my God and Savior.  Jesus, I choose you.”

If you prayed that prayer, you were born again.  The greatest miracle of life is happening right here, right now.  You are free.  You have a hope and a future.  You have eternal life in Jesus Christ.  What has come before no longer defines you.  What happened yesterday does not determine your tomorrow.  You are no longer living in the dark, because you have just turned on the light of life.  So, get in a good Bible based church and keep Jesus first place, because He is going to take you places beyond your biggest and best dreams.

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