Let’s face it. Life on earth isn’t always easy. In fact, most of the time is pretty challenging. We deal with job losses, disappointments, cancer, troubled relationships, obesity, death, natural disasters; the list is never-ending. We work so hard in attempt to cReAte and control an ideal surrounding, but nothing will ever be perfect…
because we are HuMaN…
because we are SiNnErS…
because we live on a place called EaRth.
Quite depressing, isn’t it? Well it certainly can be if you let it. The reassuring part is that God knew life here would be difficult, and He wants to help lighten our load. Sure, we could take the easy road and just be miserable until our life runs out. But why not make the best of it while you are here? Plus, by choosing to walk through life with Him, there will be more to look forward to when your days on Earth are over…HeAveN!
As an optimist, I am a believer that despite our challenges, we have to make the best of our HuMan lives. How do we do that? The obvious answer is ask God for help when you are struggling, and continue to speak to Him when days are good. Talk to Him about your sins and ask for forgiveness when you feel guilty or know you’ve made a wrong choice. And don’t forget to thank Him when things go your way! When you develop this type of relationship with Him, the days won’t seem so lonely when EarThLy problems get thrown your way. And when you feel more connected…the doors that He is opening for you will become more obvious!
Believe me, I know it is easier said than done. But do we really have a better option? If we are realistic with ourselves that life will consist of steady highs and lows (regardless of how hard we try to control it), why not have something CoNsTanT to lean on through it all?
Advent begins this Sunday. There is no better time to start or enrich your relationship with God than now. Here, on the Suede Sofa, we will be celebrating every day of Advent. Check in daily between now and Christmas and join us as we prepare for the true meaning of Christmas!
Now is the time! Make this the most meaningful Christmas yet!