what exactly does it mean to live your best life??
When I first heard of the term “living my best life” automatically I thought of YOLO or “You Only Live Once,” I remember this was my motto back in my days (approximately 4 years ago). The phrase YOLO was an instant motivation for me to do whatever I pleased without regards to my future or potential consequences that might follow the behavior, I mean if you’re going to YOLO make it count! right… this was my life!! so I drank, partied heavily, had sex, did drugs,(sorry mom!) and everything else you could imagine! I know some of you are thinking OMG! you’re joking! and others might not be so surprised. hmmm, I guess it really doesn’t matter at this point. ANYWAYS… fast forward four years later and I’m wondering why I can’t seem to pick up the pieces of my life, everything is a drag, I’m sad most of the time, Externally I seem happy and whatnot, but internally my heart is aching! BTW! my reasons for creating this blog are not to vent of my past mistakes or talk about the horrible choices I made early in life. NO! this blog is about Grace, Hope, and unending love. soo, this might sound a bit cliche, but I realized that all those years of my life, I was trying to fill a void that could only be filled by the person who possessed my entire being in HIS hands! In my loooong journey in getting to know Jesus, I realized that He was, and is all I truly ever needed. don’t get me wrong, I’m not there yet! but thank God I’m not where I used to be. YOLO has a whole new meaning to me now. it means, showing genuine love to others, giving without expecting anything in return, Loving Jesus with all my heart, expressing gratitude, walking in the light, turning away from lustful pleasures (NO LIE.. I’m still working on this area lol). But no matter where you are in your journey, I want you to know that all things are working for your good. Don’t beat yourself up for not being the ideal Christian, NO one is! we are all trying to live our best lives, whatever that means.
My advice: Abide in Christ. If you google the word abide, it literally means to stick to or stand by something or someone. So abiding in Christ means to hang out with him. No forcing, No “trying” just hang out! if you do this, I assure you that he will change your life before you even recognize what’s going on.
If any man be in Christ he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things become new ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17
with sincere Love,