How Are You Living?

Last week, my sweet husband, asked me a very important question. He asked,”If you knew you were going to die soon, what would you do?” My mind immediately started to ponder the question. How would I live? What would I do differently? How would I decide to spend the rest of my time? All of which are very powerful questions. Likewise, their answers were even more powerful because they caused me to really reevaluate my life and how I am living it.

Each answer is very personal. So, I won’t go into intimate details but I will say one thing. I would definitely be even more intentional about all areas of my life. Over the last 5 or 6 years, I’ve made alot of changes as a result of plenty self-evaluation. I have evaluated my career, relationships, parenting, wellness, and so many other areas. Although I have made alot of changes, there are still so much more I could do or be more intentional about.

Today, I want to ask you the same question,”If you knew your time was ending here on Earth, how would you live the life you have left? Would you be more present in your relationships? Would you shut all all distractions and hone in only on your family or those most important you? How would you spend your days? These are all very intense questions. Many of which I’m still trying to construct an answer or plan for.

One thing I know for sure is that I don’t want to leave this earth without using every gift God has blessed me with. I don’t want to leave without giving all the love He has given me. I don’t want to let all that He has brought me through to be in vain. I don’t want to not embrace and cherish every moment He has given me to praise and worship Him. I don’t to leave here with His work undone. I want to live for His purpose, on purpose. Don’t you? He came that we may have life and have it more abundantly.

John 10:10 TPT A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect —life in its fullness until you overflow!

So I ask, “What does that look like in your life? Are you living your life for His purpose with intent? Is life happening to you or by you living in and for Him?”

Let Us Pray…Father, we thank you for your divine plan and purpose for our lives. Help us to seek your will and wisdom on how we should live in a way that pleases you. In doing so, you’ve promised us life more abundantly which can only be found in you. Lord, you’ve given us the gift of life so that through you we may live a life of intent and great love. Teach us to do just that. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Published by niacaraw

I am an educator, a wife of 24 years, and mother of three beautiful children. I have taught the word of God to all ages and love to share it in creative ways. I've always had a passion for written expression. Over the years, I have documented my personal thoughts and prayers. Poems, devotionals, worship songs, and more have come from my life experiences. Now, I am ready to share them with the hope that lives and hearts will be changed as well as greatly blessed. I am flawed but striving for perfection in Christ. Although I have fallen short of the glory of God, I am forgiven. I am loved with an everlasting love. I am FREE!

2 thoughts on “How Are You Living?

  1. Mostly, No regrets.
    If I die today, I will be at peace, in that I have no regrets: no people from whom I need to ask forgiveness, no lies I must confess, nothing left unsaid to those I love.


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