The Life You Should Really Want

Phi 4_11I was talking this past week with someone and it didn’t take long before I realized they were depressed.  I asked them why, and they responded they weren’t sure.  I asked them if they were happy with their current situation concerning life.  They replied, “No.”  Then the question of all questions came to me, so I asked, “If your world looked like you wanted it to what would it look like?”  I mean this is the kind of question my friend Steve usually comes up with, but not me, so it had to come from God!  The person I was talking to said that was a really good question, but wasn’t sure how to answer it.

What if you were asked that question?  Would you be able to answer it?  Would you have a different job?  Live somewhere else?  I hate to ask, but would you be in a relationship with someone else?  If your world could look like you wanted it to would that world be the result of making better decisions?  Have you really learned from the life you have lived in the past?

You can’t live in the past, and you shouldn’t live with regret.  Whatever it was, it happened.  Okay?  So get over it with God’s love, help, and power.  Learn from it.  Give it to God, and allow him to use it to help someone else who is about to do the same thing.  Paul tells us:

(Phi 4:11)  Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances.

Contentment is a powerful thing to say, but even a more powerful thing to practice in your own life!  I think once you learn to accept and relax in your current situation it is then that God can begin to lead you to the life He wants for you, and I assure you, this is the life you should really want.

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