WHY WASTE YOUR LIFE?
Life can be a perpetual barrage of “challenges” coming at us. Fear, the envy of the past, greed, anger, indecision etc. all jostle for our time and demand our attention. Specifically, some of these things can turn out to be time-wasters if undue attention is given to them. Not only that, but they can also weaken ouFr faith and make us feel life is impossible. W are here to examine some ways you can waste your life as an individual. Note, however, that the list is not limited to the following:
WORRY: Worry is simply the triumph of fear over faith. It is a route that leads from somewhere to nowhere. Actually, it only compounds an already existing (seeming) challenge and is not good for your spiritual, psychological and physical well-being.
FEAR: Fear, like its brother worry, is like interest paid in advance on something you might never own. It is a poor chisel carving out tomorrow. It makes you forget the ability of God and His great promises for every situation in your life. It makes you run from something that is not after you. Know that the fear of the future is a waste of the present.
GUILT: Guilt is an acceptance of wrongs done, often accompanied by a feeling of shame and condemnation. It can be overwhelming such that you keep seeing yourself as an evil person, even after you have asked for and received pardon from God or somebody you wronged.
REGRET: The feeling of regret over something wrongly said or done, or regret about the loss of something or someone dear, always keeps you dwelling on the past. Correct your past mistakes and move on with your life. There is no use living in regrets. This only stalls your forward movement.
COMPLAINING: The more you complain, the less you can obtain anything. The person who is always finding fault and complaining about almost everything seldom finds anything else. A life full of complaints is sad, distracted and may not see opportunity when it knocks on the door.
ANGER: Anger fails one letter short of danger. Which is why when you get angry, you are likely calling for danger. Because at that point, you might likely lose your temper and do something you end up regretting. Anger also affects the human system negatively. It is no good emotion for a believer.
COMPARISONS: Nothing gets you behind faster than trying to keep up with the Joneses. Apart from the fact that comparing yourself with others sets you back, God’s word speaks against it.
BLAME: People’s unwillingness to take responsibilities for their own actions or inactions make them resort to blaming other people. If you are in the habit of blaming all your problems on people or even circumstances, then you really are not ready to make progress in life.
To expect your life to be perfectly tailored to your specifications is to live a life of continual frustration. When you make mistakes or experience failure in any area of your life, accept the blame first, take responsibility, and finding a solution will become easier.
Don’t waste your life with any of these lifetime wasters. God’s word counsels in the book of Psalm 55 verse 22:
“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved”.
Never view your future from a position of worry. Instead, press forward in faith, knowing that the plan of God is to give you a brighter future and the hope everlasting. Be not afraid of tomorrow because God is already there to make every crooked path straight. And as you depend on God and His promises for you, nothing will cut short your life in Jesus name. Amen.