Tuesday, February 3, 2009


I was doing my nifty devotional book last night and I ran across a very poignant question.

"Are you really living or simply surviving?"

Wow, I really stopped and thought about how I would answer that. Here's what I finally came up with.

Most days I feel like I'm really living. I have salvation, the perfect husband for me, the cutest little red headed son, wonderful family, great job, a church that we love, and all of my needs and the majority of my wants are met. That doesn't sound like simple survival to me. I enjoy my crazy, busy life. There are days that I don't think I can do anything else, but then I remember it is God who has given us all of the opportunities for His service. We could be busy doing a thousand other things, but, we get the opportunity, rephrase that, the privilege to be busy about His work. Serving His people, ministering to His kids. How cool is that? If that isn't really living, then I don't know what is.

So, I ask you. Are you really living or simply surviving?

If your answer is simply surviving, then refocus your thoughts to your blessings and your God. If He's not your personal God, He can be, and He wants to be.


Joan Carr said...

Wow, that's heavy. What a question, I don't think I can answer that just yet? I will have to think on it a while. I need to be LIVING, but I afraid that I am just surviving many times with the things I do. What a challenge to ponder on!

jamielynn said...

That question is on "The Family That Preys".. I love that movie. At the end it says "Are you living or existing?"
Most days I live but some days I just exist.

Phil said...

Hmmmmmmmmm is the perfect title for this post! I feel like i'm 'surliving'. I feel like i'm living with Christ.... but i'm surviving at life. Pray i'd life life for God... and not just survive in life!