Wesley Methodist Church Alor Setar

Wesley Methodist Church Alor Setar

Living A Full Life
Written by Amelia   

Living a full Life

When a person says he’s had a full life? What comes to mind? Does it mean that he is successful… that he owns a fleet of cars and vacation houses all over? Or that he has achieved everything a man can achieve?

A full life! Inside everyone of us is this longing to lead a full life, to reach out to the stars and meet up with our destiny. So we work and we slog, day in and day out, thinking we'll soon be living our full life. But one day we ‘wake up' and suddenly begins questioning where our lives have gone? And often times too, a sense of loss envelopes us as realization hits that we may not be living a full life. That, the chasing of our perceived dreams or destiny has robbed us of that opportunity to live a full life.

Some people call that phase of our lives midlife crisis. Yup! It is a crisis. It is a crisis because after the years of toiling, like the Philosopher, we wake up one morning and realize the futility of that pursuit and also its emptiness. The things we yearned for, when we got them somehow just didn’t give us this full feeling, that full life.

John 10:10 has this to say,The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

God in his infinite knowledge and wisdom, planned for the coming of Christ to this world to give us that full life. In Psalm 139 we are told that He created us in His image, knowing us even before we came into this world. So he knows what we long for, this 'living a full life'.

So where is that full life? The answer can be found in Ephesians 2:10 , We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do the good works that God prepared beforehand for us to walk in.

To live a full life, is to be who He has made us to be and to walk in the path that he has set for us. To do the good works that He has planned, that is our destiny. It’s not the fame, success or wealth. Those who realize this are far and few because wool is pulled over our eyes… like thieves they come and rob us.

A life that has its sight set on the Cross... That is the full life and that is the place where we’ll find rest and peace ultimately. We, in our finite mind and shortsightedness often get waylaid.

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