"Are you surviving or thriving?" -- Ken Davis, author of "Fully Alive"
This morning, I didn't feel like getting dressed and facing the world... so I didn't. I didn't get out of my pajamas. I didn't put in my contacts or brush my hair. Shower? Nope. Brush my teeth? Well, duh.... of COURSE I brushed my teeth! That would be taking things just a bit too far don't 'cha think? I don't want to gross myself out! Anyway.....
....as I lay in bed, sipping on my first of many cups of morning coffee, I decided to download a podcast from my church to watch, hoping it would bring me some motivation. I glanced through the topics of recent sermons I had missed lately and one jumped out at me, "Fully Alive". I remember everyone raving about the guest speaker that day (our main pastor, Pete Wilson was on vacation) so I decided this was how I was going to have church in bed today.
Wow. WHAT a great message Ken Davis brought that day. I laughed. I cried. I felt encouraged. I also felt a bit ashamed. Ashamed that I don't live life to the fullest everyday. I don't wake up every morning excited about what my day will hold. I don't live in full appreciation of what God has given me. But I want to.
"Are you surviving or THRIVING?" --- I must admit, that some days I take the "survival" approach. I find myself feeling overwhelmed so I only ask myself "What do I have to do to get through today?" No more, no less. That ain't thriving. -- and I want to thrive!
How about you guys? Do you feel like you are only surviving most days? What do you do to make the most out of each day?