I remember telling Mom, “I can’t wait to be 16,” or “I can’t wait to be 18,” or not being able to wait to get to certain season or circumstance of life. Mom’s consistent reply was, “Why do you want to wish your life away?”
I really did not have a full grasp of what Mom was saying when I was a teenager, but I understand it better today. If I am living my life waiting for a circumstance to pass, believing my happiness is on the other side of my circumstance, or in a different place, I am “wishing my life away.”
Growing up in church I remember many Sunday services when the preacher would use the verse, “This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.” As a teenager it was almost as if Sunday was the only day the Lord had made to rejoice and be glad.
Every day is a day the Lord has made and regardless of my circumstance, I can rejoice and be glad in it.
We used to sing an old song entitled, “Everybody Will Be Happy Over There”, but I do not have to have to wait for another time and place to find happiness and fulfillment in life. I try to heed the words of my mother try to “not wish my life away.”
Jesus said, “The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but I am come that you might have life more abundantly.” It’s a good life living for the Lord, and because of Him I don’t have to wish my life away, or postpone my happiness to another time and place.
Don’t just wait for life to be different, let us help you find joy, contentment, and fulfillment in life today at Turning Point Church, Seneca, MO – A Place of Hope, A Place of Healing.