Samuel Butler said, “All of the animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.” Now I know that we are not animals before anyone writes a comment. However, after I read this quote, it did make me stop and think about all of the people that I have met and continue to meet that are so very miserable in life.
My guess is you are not enjoying life as you should and certainly not enjoying life as much as you could have in the past. If you are like most people, you do not really think your job is fun, but you tolerate it or do it because you think you have to or need to. You probably do not think your friends are all that much fun, but it just seems like too much effort to find new ones.
I have met far too many people who complain about their spouse, their job, their children, their car, their house, their clothes, their looks, their everything… if I am even close to right about these statements in your life, then you need to hear this! You CAN enjoy life; you CAN change your life; you CAN have better relationships; you CAN actually have “fun” in your life; and you most certainly CAN have a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.
Here is what I have personally discovered in this journey called, life. When you enjoy what you do, you will figure out a way to be excellent at it. When you are excellent at what you do, you will serve others better by doing it well. When you serve others well, you will be rewarded well!
In other words, your enjoyment in life is a result of how well you serve others. People are always focusing on the wrong things: money, prosperity, success, etc. To me, an absence of enjoyment indicates a presence of frustration and dissatisfaction. Dissatisfaction and frustration lead to negativity. Negativity in your life means you will react negatively to everyone and everything you come in contact with. That means you are ultimately going to destroy your relationships at home and at work. You will be a jerk to your family. You will be a creep to your coworkers, your clients, your customers, your bosses, etc. In the end, you get fired, you lose all of your friends, and your spouse dumps you and takes all of your stuff. You end up lonely and broken.
Think I am exaggerating? Maybe, though probably not by much because I could give you names and pics of people that this represents today in real life.
So, do you enjoy your life? Why not? I’ll delve further into this topic tomorrow.
Don’t try today; DO today!