If you have ever been in my classes, you know I like to listen to music. I love how music can just be playing sometimes, and even though you are not exactly concentrating on it, it's still going in. I'm a huge proponent of making sure the music you listen to has a message that you want to reflect in your life, because it will come through.
Anyway, I was listening to a song today, and there is a line in it "this is the day you were born." That got me thinking, what is it actually saying? It's not my birthday, and I certainly wasn't just born. There must be something behind it.
A lot of times, it can feel like life is something that happens to us. That is not what God wants for us. We need to make sure that the decisions that we are making are conscious choices, and choices that will be best for others and us. Every day you are in a moment that has been planned for. You life has been constructed so that the moment you are in, the stuff you are going through, the people you are with, everything will be impacted in someway. You may not know it, but this very second, it was planned that you would be reading this. This isn't the day you were born, but this is the day that makes your birthday important. This is the day you were born FOR.
It's sometimes easy to forget that. God doesn't want you to be like a flag that has been torn and is flapping loosely in the wind. God made you so that you can stand for Him each day.
Don't let life just happen to you.
Happen to life.
PS. I hope you guys don't mind the occasional rant on this blog. There are some thoughts that need to get out.