What Kind of Life?

What kind of life am I living?  What are my goals?  What do I want out of life?  I ask myself, “Am I living the life I want to live?  Am I living the life I was meant to live?”

What kind of life am I living?  Have I made it about me?  Is my life a life spent on me?  Is it about doing what I want?  Going where I want?  Getting what I want?  Having what I want?

What kind of life am I living?  Does it have the modern day trappings of Western Christianity?  Does it appear to be something it’s not?  Do I have only a form of godliness?

What kind of life am I living?  Could it really be called “Christian”? Should it?

Paul writes to the 1st century believers in Jesus living in the city of Corinth and says Jesus’ followers are constrained by the love of Christ.  We recognize that if He died for all, then we were all dead in our sins.

‘…and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.”  2 Corinthians 5:15 NKJV

Those who have been made alive in Christ and by Christ are to live for Christ.  I’m no longer to live for myself.  It’s not about me.  It’s not about you.  It’s about Jesus.

“…all things have been created through him and for him.”  Colossians 1:16 NIV

We who have been made alive in Christ are to live BY HIM, FOR HIM, and TO HIM.  The life I’m living should be generated by the life of Jesus in me, lived for Him and lived as an act of worship to Him.

Is that the life I’m living?  Is that the life I’m living now? 

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Shelly says:

    It is a challenging but powerful thing to ask yourself what your life reflects. Our lives are to reflect Christ in our attitudes, words and actions. Being a Christian is more than merely words, it is a life lived serving Him.

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