Remember, Life is Temporary

“Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.”

James 4:14 ESV

Well, okay then. That whole “mist” thing sure puts everything in perspective doesn’t it?

So many of us have dreams buried deep down inside our hearts. Things we want to do that no one knows about. Talents far from being used. And yet, we don’t have time to waste.

What are YOU going to do with your life?  Hold grudges or offer grace? Nurture your pain or allow God to bring it purpose?  Make it about you or about others? Take risks or give in to fear?

What is holding you back from chasing your God-sized purpose?

When the struggle gets real, the loneliness wants to consume you, the critics speak up, and the doubt creeps in, make a choice.  Not one choice — but repeated choices day after day.

Who and what will you listen to? Who has a say in where you go and what you become? Who gets to decide what you do with the one and only life God gives you on this earth?

I hope and pray that it’s your Creator and you, and that it isn’t other people’s opinions, fear, pride, insecurity, comfort, etc. (hint: if this makes you cringe it might be time for a heart check. I’ve been there.)

Pursue Jesus and the good works he’s prepared in advance for you to walk in above all else. The clock is ticking.

Prayer Psalm 90:12: “Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”

Today’s Challenge: Grab your journal and write what you would regret if tomorrow never comes. Change that.

Today’s devotion by Megan Valentine, a wife, mama of three, and author of the #1 National Bestseller No Place Like Known: A Journey Of Self-Discovery, Chasing Dreams, And Finding Home Right Where You Are. She is the founder of Team Brave: A community of women who are committed to pursuing their dreams, loving their people well, and living lives that matter.

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