Thursday, April 16, 2009

What is Your Life "Full" Of

Truth can be found in some strange places.

This week I went to the dentist...

for the first time in ten years.

And as I sat in the chair, waiting for my cleaning, making polite conversation with the dental hygienist, there truth came and found me.

The hygienist had asked me how my day was and I explained to her that I was trying to remove the word "busy" from my vocabulary, as that too often is my standard answer to her question. And she flippantly said, "Maybe you should try 'full' instead." So I decided to try that on for size, and I am learning to love it!

Now, you have to understand I'm a little slow sometimes. I say that because it didn't dawn on me until sometime later that this change in vocabulary was actually Scriptural. I replied to a friend later that day on Facebook that I wasn't crazy "busy" but crazy "full". She told me she felt sorry for people who were busy, but thought being "full" was what we should be. Then it hit me: Jesus said He came "that they may have life, and have it to the full." (John 10:10 NIV)

So being "full" is exactly what we should long for. My life is full of great relationships, wonderful children, more provisions than I can handle, wonderful opportunities to speak truth into people's lives, a hope that doesn't fade and joy unspeakable! When put that way, all of the hectic appointments and stressful deadlines just seem to fade away.

So what is your life full of today? Let us seek to see how God has given us with life to the full!


Tyler said...

Great perspective! Thank you for being such an example to so many people of what it looks like to look at life with the heart mind and eyes of Christ.

Latte said...

I don't even know what to's just funny how God uses situations to teach us lessons, huh?

Really really cool.