Five To Thrive!

1.) Enjoy what you have! In John 10:10 Jesus says:  “I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly!” God has been good to us and most of us miss His goodness because we are so focused on what we don’t have that we can’t and don’t take the time to enjoy what we do have!

2.) Do good work! In Galatians 6:7 we read: “Whatever you sow (plant), that will you reap (harvest)!” Whatever you do, do it for God!  Always give your very best, because whatever you do here on this earth, realize it or not,  is done for your Creator.  If you always do good, then you will never have to worry about what you’ve done and is it good enough!

3.) Show yourself some respect! 1 Corinthians 6:20 tells us:  “For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body!” You are a creation of the Most High God and He so values you, that He gave His most precious gift, the gift of His Son to have eternal relationship with you!  Respect yourself!  You cannot expect anyone else to respect you and take you serious, if you don’t respect and take yourself serious!

4.) Grow Friendships! Jesus shares the example of John 15:13 when He says:  “No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.” It is sad to go through life all by yourself.  Make the time to start, develop and grow real and meaningful friendships!  You can be a blessing to many and there are many that can be a blessing to you!

5.) Always Hope! Hebrews 10:23 says:  “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” There is something better and it is always in front of you.  So no matter how good or how bad this moment is, there is hope that it will be better, sweeter and more meaningful.  God works that way and this is why one of the most precious gifts that He has given is the gift of Hope – enjoy it and you will enjoy living life!