I don't have a Life...

The other day, I was talking with a lady from my church and she was sharing with me how she wanted to come to the church to do a fall cleaning. She wanted to organize a group to come the following weekend and deep clean the chairs and the carpeting, sweep down the frames of the doors and the corners, and dust and polish all the furniture in the temple. She asked if I could help and my response as I laughed was, “Sure, I don’t have plans next weekend. I don’t have a life anyways”.

But later on in the day, I felt guilty for making that comment. You see, I am a single mother who works full-time, goes to college full-time and in the rest of my time I spend it helping in church and my brethren of the faith. The majority of my time I spend it serving at my job or at church. I guess we have this misconception that a good life is one you spend hanging out with friends, going on vacations or traveling, or spending money buying whatever you want. We think that living is only when we are living for ourselves. I was giving little value to the life of servitude, as though serving is not of high value and not worthy of acknowledgment.

We have to learn that life is more than personal pleasure and selfish desires. God made us to live for Him and to live for others. There is time for everything. The Bible says that there is a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance. But in all these “times”, it is living. You are living when you are helping your child do his homework. You are living when you go on vacation to Disney. You are living when you are feeding the homeless. You are living when go out to eat with friends. It is all living. What counts is that as we live, we live upright lives before God and in His purpose. 

Mercy Lee

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