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To accept the lives we have been given

Updated: Mar 21

"This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot. Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God." -Ecclesiastes 5:18-19


One of the most important steps towards a happy life is to accept the lives we have been given. We must not be jealous or compare our lives to those of others, this will only cause us to be absent from our own lives because we will spend time wishing to be somebody else and wanting to have someone else's life.

So often instead of embracing our lives we spend time thinking and wishing, if only I would look like another person, if only I was married, if only I was single, if only my children were grown-ups, if only I had children, if only I had a new and big house, if only I had a smaller house, if only I had a ministry.

The truth is as long as we are not able to accept and welcome our own reality we cannot enjoy our daily life and life in general.


In Ecclesiastes 5:18-19 Solomon is saying - enjoy your life! As it is. Embrace your personality, your strengths and weaknesses, your family, your resources, your opportunities, your physical qualities, your abilities, your gifts, your unique circumstances, your unique life, your uniqueness - these are God's gifs for you - precious and unique. Your uniqueness is your strength. There lies your purpose.


God is asking you to be faithful with your own life, not with someone else's. Embrace your God given gifts, invest them, and you will have more than you started with. God hold's us accountable only for our own gift's not for someone else's.


What are you doing today with what you have been given? What can you do today with what you have been given? I think we should ask these questions to ourselves every day. And make the best of each day with what we have been given and by doing so, soon we will be reaping abundance.


God Loves you and so do I,

Alma


Suggested Reading: Matthew 25



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