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May/June 2022

Living the Moment #3: Life Full vs. Full Life

Saying “NO” is quite easy for me! “No” is usually the first word that pops out of my mouth after being asked a question. It really aggravates my family. You see, I really need to process a question before I give the answer. To get a more accurate answer, I would prefer they say, “Would you think about this?” then let me give the answer in my time. I have found that when I do this, 75% of the time the answer turns into a “Yes”, and they are usually grateful for that!

Typically, women in ministry say “yes” far more often than men. Who are the most active in the church? Women. I wonder if at times we have the FOMO Syndrome (Fear Of Missing Out)? My life changed for the better when I grasped the concept of having a Life Full rather than a Full Life.

Believing we can have it all, all the time is a myth, a lie, and a joy stealer. What I do believe is that we can have God’s best for us. A life full and a full life are two different things.

Life Full: receiving, room to breathe, trusting, letting go, Spirit led

Full life: grasping, cramming in, striving, controlling

God’s Word assists us with these two powerful scriptures:

Galatians 5:25 empowers us with, “If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.”

Romans 8:14 encourages us, “For all who are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”

My earthly goal is to have a “Life Full” being led by the Holy Spirit. I don’t want to be so busy leading a “Full Life” that I miss out on what’s in front of me. I want to be present and aware of what’s happening in the moment.

So, here is what I want you to do, God helping you: take your everyday, ordinary life and place it before God as an offering. Allow Him, to assist you as you Live a “Life Full” as He intended.

For Him, Michelle