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The Truth Life: Have You Lost Your Zest for Life?


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Have You Lost Your Zest for Life?

Take Heart and Remind Yourself of Eternity with God

by Veritas Vita 777


Sometimes, life can be tiring, and you may feel like giving up—especially when you feel like you’re never getting ahead – always taking one step forward and two steps backward.


“I shall never lose life’s zest, because the last turn in the road will be the best.” – Anna Kay Scott


I saw this quote today and love how Anna Kay Scott begins this statement. I shall never lose life’s zest. I’ve definitely lost life’s zest sometimes. However, I’m thankful that God has never failed me. He always gets my attention through a quiet whisper in my soul, a song, encouragement from someone, or by reminding me of His Word. Then, I’m reminded of eternity and that the last turn in the road will be the best.


Reminding Yourself of Eternity


24 I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church, 25 of which I became a minister according to the [a]stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God, 26 the [b]mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. 27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: [c]which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. 29 To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.


This is a good passage to read about sacrificial service for Christ in Colossians 1:24-29. The key point to remember is found in verse 27: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. As a believer, you have the hope of eternity with God that should keep you going when life gets hard. You’re only passing through this world. Your real home is in Heaven.


Sure, that’s not always easy to focus on when life is really difficult. However, when you can start to see life’s struggles as catalysts for growth in your spiritual life, things get easier – from a spiritual perspective.


17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2 Cor. 4:17-18, NKJV)


This is a great passage from 2 Cor. 4:17-18 to read and meditate on—especially if you need to be reminded of life here on earth and life in eternity. Problems here are real, painful, and frustrating. Yet, when you can look at them through the lens of eternity, you can see that they are light afflictions – but the eternal weight of glory far outweighs those problems.


Believer, have you lost your zest for life? Take heart and remind yourself of eternity with God.



Article syndicated by Mustard Seed Sentinel on Medium.com.

 

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