If I going to be honest here, life stinks. People are not always nice, and some mornings I do not want to get up and begin another chapter in this thing we call life. My to-do list is piling up and all I want is to do is avoid my to-do list and sleep while eating cookie dough at the same time. Yes, I know you cannot sleep and eat at the same time… but I wish I could.
I have lately forgotten the beauty of the everyday adventure in the busyness of life.
I bet I am not the only person out there who has forgotten the beauty of each sunrise. Each morning I forget that it is a new day to worship the King of Kings. Each morning I forget that I have an opportunity to do life with the one who breathed life into me. Every day I forget that my life is filled with endless possibilities of joy, happiness and adventure.
There is more to life than business meetings, watching Netflix all day, and talking to strangers in the elevator about the weather. There is more to life than having your main goal being hitting 10,000 steps on your Fitbit. There is more to life than Pinteresting your goals while wondering what day of the week it even is.
Life is beautiful and meant to be explored. Life is meant for moments where you sing the lyrics to your favorite old songs with your friends while driving with nowhere to be. Life is meant for looking at the stars with good friends while having deep talks about life, exes and dresses. Life is meant for finding joy in the ordinary of life, and letting God know you enjoy where He placed you in the present.
I don’t want to wake up every day and talk about the same-old same-old stuff with the same people. I’m tired of talking about the weather and what is going on next Friday night. I want to do life with people every day. I want to find real community and form true relationships with my fellow brothers and sisters of Christ.
I want my everyday God to look down on me and think “well done good and faithful one”. Every day I want Christ to see me giving my life as a sacrifice for Him who gave it all for me. I want to belly-laugh, jam out to old Hannah Montana songs, have intentional conversations, and smile a lot. I want to make all those who enter my presence feel the presence of their Creator. I want to find joy and to spread joy to others. I want God to become part of my everyday. While on this Earth, I want to praise Him through my actions. Every day, I want to leave a legacy of grace and love, so that tomorrow someone else can decide they too want to wake up and do life every day with God.
Every day I want to dance with the Lord. I want to follow His lead, wherever He may take me. I want to gently glide with Him through each trial with grace and vulnerability. Every day I want to dance with the Lord, forming an authentic and personal relationship with the One who hung the stars and painted the sea.
Every day can be tiring if you do not have the joy of the Lord in your heart. Walking with Jesus is not boring. It is about as exciting and crazy as a Whataburger run at 12:30 a.m., you never know what to expect.
I do not know what to expect in this life. A lot of bad things have happened, and a lot of bad things will happen. In this life you will face death, break-ups and sickness. You will watch bad things happen to good people, and good things happen to bad people. You cannot get through your everyday without the strength of the Lord. You cannot get through heartbreak without the One who created your heart. You cannot wake up each morning and fully take on adventures without the One who was hanged on a tree for you to have joy and grace.
Find joy in the everyday by adventuring with Christ. Take His hand and dance with Him each morning. Life is meant for something bigger than acing tests and getting asked to a fraternity formal. Life is meant for bigger things than awkward elevator talks with strangers you will probably never see again. Life is meant to be adventured with the One who created the everyday. And that is the kind of life I want to live every day.