When people are asked about the person whose life they most admire, so often the answer is Mother Teresa or their favorite super hero or their siblings.
How about us? whose person we admire most?
Life is an extraordinary and wonderful gift. In the Bible we are constantly urged not to waste this gift, but instead to make the most of our lives.
We master self-discipline that includes our finances and it requires self discipline, because there are plenty of traps that we need to avoid. We also need to master our time, we can waste our life through a lack of self discipline.Without accountability we can easily become lazy.
I remember in the bible regarding the ant , nobody tells them what to do. They have no commander, no overseer or ruler yet they works extremely hard: they stores their provisions in summer and gathers their food at harvest. Of course, it is important to get enough sleep. Our bodies need rest. But we need to be careful not to waste our time in unproductive activity.
Nothing shapes our life more than the commitments we choose to make. Our commitments can develop us or they can destroy us, but either way, they will define us. Tell me what you are committed to, and I'll tell you what you will be in twenty years. We become whatever we are committed to.
To change our life, we must change the way we think. Behind everything we do is a thought. Every behavior is motivated by a belief, and every action is prompted by an attitude. God revealed this thousands of years before psychologists understood it: Be careful how we think; our life is shaped by our thoughts.
When others look at our life, it is more important that they see God.-not us. Our limited ability highlights God's limitless power. Our life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.