“Are you living abundantly? I’m not asking if you have a lot of stuff. I’m not asking if your life is easy. I’m asking if you’re doing A LOT of life.”
I don’t have much to say to you this Monday, friends, but I felt like I needed to encourage you as we begin this brand new week. No matter what you’re going through, God sees you and loves you so much. It’s so easy to get caught up in the stresses and difficulties of life and forget that we were destined for so much more than going to work, paying rent, and spending money.
Last week, I was watching a video by Beth Moore where she was talking about how we are able to live abundantly even in the midst of difficult times. When life is chaotic and messy, it’s easy for us to believe that God doesn’t see us or truly care. I love this quote from Beth Moore:
“It is to your father’s glory that your life bear much fruit.”
God wants to see you happy.
He wants you to be blessed.
He wants you to be free.
He wants you to flourish.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
We often think we are “living abundantly” if we have lots of money or stuff. This is simply not true. We can live the abundant life in all circumstances if we allow grace, joy, and love to transform our lives. It’s about a full life…not an easy one, necessarily. Is your life filled with laughter, family, people who love you, creativity, wonder, adventure?
Wherever your heart is today as you start this new week, know that God’s plans for your life are so good. They are hopeful, not cynical. Loving and passionate, not complacent. Be encouraged this Monday, knowing that God wants the abundant life for you wherever you’re at, whatever your situation may look like. He will meet you where you are.