As a Christian we know that it is our duty to live for God and not waste our life; it is what we are called to.
But when we think about not wasting our LIFE, that seems like a long term goal with no serious act on today. I mean, when asked “What do you want to do with your life?” I always instantly think about the future, what I want to eventually do, not what I am doing now.
Our life is a gift from God, but not just our whole life, but every single instance, every breath we take. There is absolutely nothing we could do to make us take one more breath if God did not allow it.
Think about that for a second.
That breath you just took – and the one you are taking now – is only possible because God is letting you breath. That’s right, it is not your right to breath, you cannot demand to God to let you breath one breath longer, it just isn’t up to you.
So what are you doing with that breath God is giving you right now? Are you using that breath to swear? To lie or gossip about others? Are you using it to do anything negative against a person when you should be trying to lift them up?
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; – Philippians 2:3
If we adopt the mindset that as Christians we are Holy and set apart from the rest of the world, and that every breath we take is meant to bring honor to God meaning with every single breath we should be loving God and our neighbors, if we truly believed that, then how different would our actions be?
We are not called to be part-time Christians. Jesus died to save us, not just on Sunday, but every day. And by accepting Him as the Lord of our life that means we say we want to totally and fully put God as the master of every single moment of our life.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind – Romans 12:2
That means right now, with that breath, you should be bringing glory to God by your actions, your words, and your attitude.
If not, then pray that you will start to live out the faith that you proclaim, that God would work through you in some way every moment of your day.
to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt throughdeceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. – Ephesians 4:22-24
So stop wasting your breath. It is the first, and biggest, step to not wasting your life.