Today I found myself missing the zoo.
And everything else that’s been closed for months.
As I looked at the day ahead with my kiddos, it seemed as though our only option was to play the exact same things we’ve played everyday for the last few months.
Don’t get me wrong, I know we have it good.
We have a yard. We have toys. I have the blessings of my children. I am so thankful for what we have.
And in the big picture of life, not being able to go to places is a very, very small problem compared to some.
But man, it feels like life is missing it’s zest.
I miss spontaneity.
I know it’s not just me, I think a lot of us are bored.
And just waiting for things to get “back to how they were”.
When we had more options and more things to do.
When we could go to events, on vacations, concerts, sporting events... all the things.
We are so much more confined right now and it’s easy to feel like life is just.. BLAH.
I was thinking about this today and it hit me.
In John 10:10, Jesus says “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
I don’t see anything that follows it that says,
“Life is only abundant when they have fun things to do.”
Or “when they have lots of “things” in general.”
I’m pretty sure the abundant life Jesus was referring to has very little to do with worldly possessions or plans.
This makes me believe that even during this most bizarre time life, abundant life is still available to me.
Because the truth is, walking step in step with Jesus is anything but boring.
Truly experiencing the Holy Spirit is the most fulfilling experience a human will ever have.
Nothing will make you feel more exhilarated than having your eyes, mind and soul opened to the greatness of our God.
And it’s available to us right now.
Whether your sitting in your office.
Or outside on a walk.
Or in a doctor office.
Or in your kid’s sandbox.
Abundant life is available by changing our perspective to a heavenly one.
By looking at each day and instead of seeing it as mundane, seeing it as an opportunity to get to know Jesus more.
And to look at your day through His agenda rather than our own.
Asking Him, “Jesus, how can you use me today?”
Life is never boring with Jesus.
In fact, nothing will ever make you feel more alive.
Abundant life is here, right now, in the form of a man named Jesus, who would love nothing more than to give you the life He designed for you.
Let’s not waste this precious time missing out on the abundant life He offers.
~Kelli Bachara, The Unraveling Blog