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A Life Worth (Re)Living?
“Are you living a life that you would relive?”
It’s an interesting question, and there’s a couple different ways to look at it.
On one hand — you only have one life to live. If you’re miserable, if you hate your job, if you wake up every morning with zero excitement or enthusiasm for the day, then it’s probably time to change something.
But, on the other hand — the standard of a life well-lived is not whether you had so much fun that you would do it again.
We were created to love and serve God, glorifying Him with our lives, through the good times and the bad. A life lived for God is the definition of a life well-lived.
And, when we acknowledge this purpose for our lives, our answer to this question is no longer dependent on whether we’re living a ‘happy’ life, but if we’re living lives for God’s glory.
Now, how can we bring this back to the here and now?
We can’t relive this life. This is the only one we’ve got. This is our chance. And, the reality of life is that there are many things out of our control. Hard times will inevitably come, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a ‘good’ life. The easy and the tough times are opportunities to glorify God — what it comes down to is how we respond to those situations.
“Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.” —The Count of Monte Cristo