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Are You Really Living

Are you really living your life?

I mean sure you are breathing (hopefully unless you are zombie reading this), but are you living. We shuffle through our daily life. Day in and day out. One day blends into weeks, into months.

We work hard to balance our overflowing plates.

For many that means, work, marriage, maybe kids, church and the rest of life. Working hard to make it to the end of the day. Punching the time clock of our own existence.really living, dog

When is the last time you went on a mission trip? What about volunteering at a soup kitchen? Did some good for someone else without being asked. Gave back to the lives of others of your own free will…not in a church, work or school group.

Rushing through our daily lives we forget how to really live. Focused on the mighty dollar, or whether there is food on the table. Overwhelmed with excess worry and anxiety. Wondering if your badge to the rat race will work today.

So many distractions, keep us from really living. Bills, social life, keeping up appearances, will any of it matter? How many coworkers or clients will attend you graveside. We put our time and talents in areas that only take, yet never give.

Life is only a certain number of days. Last time I checked we usually don’t get out of it alive. Rather than wasting those day, however many they may be. Lets add value to each day. Make each one like it is our last.

Here are some ways you can begin really living today:

  1. Spend time with family and friends.
  2. Give back both in time and money.
  3. Visit the lonely and widowed in your neighborhood.
  4. Volunteer at church and community events.
  5. Make your prayer life a family routine.
  6. Work a little less, pray and play more.
  7. Write down your thoughts, leave a legacy.
  8. Love on each other as God intended.
  9. Live in the moment, let go of the past
  10. Forgive yourself and forgive others

Simple steps can make all the difference. Learning how to really live and treasure each day. We build relationships and ease our struggles. Taking back your life will give you more of it. More to share with the people who really matter. So begin a new life today by really living for tomorrow.

Now its your turn, how do find a balance in life? Are you really living or just letting it slip by? Comment below, share with your friends, open up the conversation. Begin to live again.


About Charles Johnston

Charles is a Christian, husband and father of fur-kids who shares his walk with others in hopes to help other's along the way.

14 Replies

  1. I need this list! I find myself rushing just to get things done and not stopping to enjoy the moents. Thanks for this post!

    1. I think we all have the same tendency. It can take great focus just to slow down. Thanks for your comments!

  2. Great list. There’s a couple I really need to do.

    1. More than a couple for me if I am honest.. thanks David!

  3. Wonderful list- sometimes I rush, but mainly my life is not that busy. I do need to minister more to others though.

    1. I think we all could minister more, whether through our actions or words. Thanks for commenting.

  4. Such great thoughts! I have to be really conscious to not just float along in life, but to treasure it and make it all it can be!!

    1. Countless years and opportunities have been missed in my own life by floating by .. thanks for stopping by

  5. It’s all about multi-tasking and remembering your purpose in life!

    1. Multi-tasking can sometimes cause you to miss your purpose don’t you think? I get busy doing so much I feel I accomplish little of value.

  6. I’m working on this list. Especially the working less part.

    Awesome post!

    1. Working less.. if only .. one day.. thanks brother!

  7. What I love about me, is that I truly believe I am living my own life and LOVING IT too! 🙂

    1. That is awesome that you have found a niche where you love what you do and are great at it too! Thanks for stopping by! Great videos by the way!