While others are doubting … Believe.
While others are playing … Plan.
While others are sleeping … Study.
While others are delaying … Decide.
While others are daydreaming … Prepare.
While others are procrastinating … Begin.
While others are wishing … Work.
While others are talking … Listen.
While others are pouting … Smile.
While are others are criticizing … Commend.
While others are quitting … Persist.
Sometimes people fall into the habit of expecting the bare minimum from God.
Somehow Christians have gotten it into their minds that life is supposed to be
dull, plain, and mediocre. They think that being a Christian is about surviving
life, not thriving in it.
However, this is not the type of life that your heavenly Father has planned for
you. Jesus says, “I have come that [you] may have life, and that [you] may have
it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
Consider this: Your heavenly Father created life, and He is the one who gave
life its name! All of the beauty of this universe, the brilliance of the
galaxies, dew sparkling on a flower in the morning sun, the rich colors of the
autumn leaves, the joys of marriage, children, friendship … all of these
amazing gifts come from your heavenly Father! Who then do you think is best
suited to give you abundant life?
Your heavenly Father is the most generous father in the entire world. There is
nothing good that He will withhold from you. He may not always give you
something that you want, but that is because it might not be truly good for
Remember, your heavenly Father knows all about life, He knows what true joy is
and He knows how to give you the most incredible gifts. So start expecting the
abundant life He promises!
Prayer for the day: Today, thank God for His generosity and for always giving good gifts. Ask
Him to help you delight in His gifts, and to gratefully expect the abundant
life He has planned for you.